A House of Prayer

In Luke 19:45-48, we have the passage where Jesus cleanses the temple.  The motivation behind such a violent act was that the temple which was designed to be a place of worship and prayer had become a place of business where thieves and merchants operated under the guise of religion.  The zeal of the Lord drove Jesus to cleanse it and make it holy again.  Today the temple of God is not made with hands or bricks but He dwells in His people.  The question I ask today is what kind of temple are you?  This question is direct, precise and to the point.  You and I have the responsibility for the care and maintenance of our temple.  One day in fact we will have give and account of how we lived in our temple.  Do you let every thought, word, action, attitude and motive be directed by the Lord?  Are you living like this is the last day on the planet and so direct every thing you do for the glory of God?  I know I am asking more questions than usual but there is a reason.  Here is the reason.  The Holy Spirit dwells in us and everyday we get a chance to change ourselves and make ourselves more like the Lord.  Paul calls it going from glory to glory.  The word glory means to conform into the character and essence of God.  This is done on a moment by moment and day by day experience.  Jesus wishes to be glorified in your life.  You are the Bible that most people will read.  So today let your temple be a house of prayer and worship or maybe one day the Lord may have to come and do a radical cleansing.  That will not be pretty.  Your promises today are:  Matt 6:33, 1 Cor 6:19-20, John 4:4, James 4:7 and 1 Pet 2:24.  Your Insightful Sayings are:  Forgiveness is free, trust must be earned.  Love so well that you will never lack friends.