VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019

 

I CHRONICLES 22:18,19
“18 Is not the Lord your God with you? And has He not given you rest on every side? For He has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the Lord and before His people. 19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God. Therefore arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy articles of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the Lord.””

 

AS KING DAVID PASSED ON TO HIS SON SOLOMON, THE ASSIGNMENT OF BUILDING A TEMPLE TO THE LORD, INSTRUCTING HIM TO PUT HIS WORKMEN TO WORK, FOR THE LORD HAS MADE PROVISION FOR THIS, LIKEWISE, HE HAS ALSO PASSED ON TO US THE ASSIGNMENT TO BUILD OUR HUMAN TEMPLES UNTO HIMSELF, HAVING MADE PROVISION, BY HIS HOLY SPIRIT, TO ENABLE US TO DO SO.

PRINCIPLE & PARALLEL FOR ALL BELIEVERS:

I CORINTHIANS 6:

19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.  

THE TEMPLE BUILT UNTO THE LORD IS NOW THE TRANSFORMING OF OUR BODIES AND SOULS AS WE REBUILD THEM UNTO THE SERVICE OF THE LORD. OUR “WORKMEN” = THE HOLY SPIRIT, IF WE WILL BUT ALLOW HIM TO DO THE WORK WHICH NEEDS TO BE DONE IN US. OUR “WORK” IS TO COOPERATE BY SURRENDERING EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE, HEART, SOUL, SPIRIT, BODY, MIND, WILL, EMOTIONS, DESIRES, GOALS, THOUGHTS, PLANS – EVERYTHING.

THEN HE CAN REBUILD OUR TEMPLE.

THE ENEMY HAS BEEN SUBDUED (JUST AS GOD DID FOR DAVID), WHEN WE WALK IN INTIMACY WITH, & OBEDIENCE TO, THE LORD.

WE “BUILD THE SANCTUARY OF THE LORD GOD” WITHIN OUR HEARTS WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE SURRENDERED TO HIM/HIS PURPOSES. WE “BRING THE ARK OF THE COVENANT” & “THE HOLY ARTICLES OF GOD INTO THE HOUSE THAT IS BUILT UNTO THE LORD” WHEN ALL WE DO IS SURRENDERED AND DEDICATED TO HIM, HIS KINGDOM, HIS PURPOSES, & WE ARE THEREBY WALKING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS/HOLINESS TO HIS WAYS.

LESSON:  PRINCIPLES FROM OT ARE REINFORCED IN THE NEW COVENANT.

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