Temple of God
Once there was a spiritual tour. People moved into a new place with their chief. Each family was allocated a certain part of the camp to look after. They would set up their teepee or teepees. They would construct their own fire for cooking. They would have to care for the entire area under their control. Robert’s family was very clean and tidy. They would always be first at the river for morning ablutions. There would never be loose stones lying around their teepee. Their drying plants would be arranged in tidy rows, hanging on ropes. Their teepee would never be torn or dirty looking. Timmy’s family, on the other hand, was very different. They would be last for ablutions, if they were there at all. They would never all have a wash on the same day. Some days two out of the five members would wash, other days, none. The chief decided to visit each family dwell, dine and bless the house that pleases him. As he came he visited Timmy’s family. They were very much happy invited him inside and gave him a place to sit. But their teepee smelled too bad. They were a foul smelling bunch. Their ground around the teepee was never swept so that stones would hurt people. The chief stood up, the dirty family looking very embarrassed. The chief went to Robert’s teepee, as he entered there was a beautiful fragrance. He felt very happy and proud. He ate and stayed with them and blessed them.
My dear friends, Timmy’s tent was not clean so they lost the blessing the same way we are the temple of God. The bible says “If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3:17 “..The LORD your God moves in the middle of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore shall your camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in you, and turn away from you.” Deuteronomy 23:14. The Lord says “Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.” Leviticus 19:2.
…by vivitha victor