Dwell.

Exodus 36:8

8 All those who were skilled among the workers made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by expert hands.

I love the detail the author goes into about the tabernacle. The tabernacle is something I am just learning about, but am very intrigued with. The tabernacle was God’s dwelling place among his people. Obviously he didn’t live there, but it represented the presence of God in Israel. The tabernacle later became the Temple, but was important to the Israelite’s because it symbolized God’s presence.

In baseball I always heard to treat your body like a temple. You only get one body, one mind, one spirit, so what will you do with it. People would say, “If you were a horse running in the Kentucky derby, would you be eating cheeseburgers and drinking soda?” I’m like, no… but I am not a horse running in the Kentucky Derby. I understand their point.

If we want to live longer, think better, influence others, shouldn’t we treat our body, mind, and soul as such. I am guilty of this in the past. Treating my body poorly with the food I eat, and the things I put in my body. I have had negative thoughts enter my mind and just start a plague of bad thoughts. I have had attacks on my soul from Satan. Remind yourself how precious this life is and how you have a lot of control over how you treat yourself.

This turned into more of a physical talk, but if you heard nothing yet, please hear this. God’s Spirit will forever dwell in you. Our body is a temple, but in a way many of us never realized. A temple that has God’s presence within it. A temple that has power. A temple that can change the world. With God’s presence within us, we are capable of doing so much. It’s just a matter of fulfilling our responsibility as God’s people to spread his word and glorify His name!

How do I treat the temple God has given me?

What do I need to change to respect myself more?

Dear Lord, thank you for the time with family and friends yesterday. Thank you for your son Jesus. Help us remind ourselves of all we have to be thankful for. We love you. Amen.

Have a great day!

C. Lyman

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