“… let’s make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without. Let’s make our entire lives fit and holy temples for the worship of God.” This is from the Message translation of this week’s scripture.
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, God’s spirit, in the form of the Holy Spirit lives inside you. Paul is urging us to live in a way that is honoring to God. We are called to be Holy as God is Holy. The way we live our life is a form of worship to God. As we attend to the health and well being of our body, this is a form of worship.
Anything that takes us aware from our relationship from God is a distraction or a defilement. Not only in our external behavior but in our thought life and “internal” life. What we read, watch on television and listen to on our Ipods and the radio has a potential impact on our relationship with God. It’s either a positive influence or a negative influence. It’s either building up your faith muscles or tearing them down. That’s why Paul urges us to ‘make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us.’ God wants us to be as fit as possible -physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Knowing that God lives in you can be a great motivator to live in a way that is holy and honoring to Him. How about it? Might you benefit from making a break from something that is a distraction in your relationship with God or that defiles His temple?
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