“‘Do not make the land unclean where you live and where I reside; for I, Yahweh, reside among the Israelites…’Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.”
Numbers 35:34, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 HCSB
Just as Christ rephrased the Ten Commandments so as not to nullify them in the minds of his followers, Paul references keeping clean the place where God resides, as if we might be tempted to brush something off as part of “the old covenant.” And, like Christ did, the apostle makes the instruction much more personal and meaningful to us today by letting us know that everywhere we go, the Holy Spirit goes, the church goes.
Everyone of us who knows Christ has the Holy Spirit living inside. We do not have to go to a specific place to experience his presence; we can commune with him on an ongoing basis. This also means wherever we go, “where two or more are gathered” in agreement, this is church! Keep the church, your heart, clean and pure to bring glory to God. 🚦
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