Ginrich's Devotional Blog

August 26, 2013

With Reverence

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Leviticus 26:2. You must keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary. I am the Lord.

As I first read this I thought about our attitude in our churches. As I prepared to write I heard a different aspect. Our bodied are a sanctuary for God to dwell through His Holy Spirit within us. Our question is do we treat our bodies, God’s sanctuary, with reverence? The word “reverence” means deep respect. Look around and perhaps in a mirror. So many of us abuse our bodies. We eat things and amounts that are harmful, drink harmful things, over work or under work our bodies. We all know if we’re honest. When we pray before we eat we should not only give thanks for our food but also ask for wisdom in what and how much to eat. Eating should not be a reflex but a thoughtful action for sustenance. As we should enter the sanctuary of our churches with reverence let us also treat God’s sanctuary of our bodies with reverence.

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