What Agreement Hath The Temple Of God With Idols
3. There must be an altar. And yet, how many of us are there, in the heart of whom an altar of self-denial is a strange thing! In conclusion, let us remember the fall of the ancient temple. Our souls must suffer an even more terrible ruin because of sin. (U.S. Thomas. Let them look at the words of God. Did he not say to God: I will live in them, and I will walk in them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. Thus they themselves are the temple of the living God, as God said, and therefore should not have to do with idolatry. There is no place for idols in the temple of God. These words are a paraphrase of Leviticus 26:11-12, in which it is said: “And I will place my abode among you, —, and walk among you, and I will be your God, and you will be my people.” And I will be their God, not only the God they worship, but the God who will protect and bless them.
I`ll take them under my special protection, and they`ll enjoy my favors. This certainly applies to Christians as well as Jews, and Paul has not strayed from the spirit of the promise by applying it to the Christian character. His purpose in quoting these passages is to impress Christians about the solemnity and meaning of the truth that God lived among them and with them; that they were in his custody and protection; that they belonged to him and that they should therefore be separated from the world. 16 What agreement does the temple of God have with the idols? Since the temple of God has nothing in common with the temple of idols, the saints will be separated from the idolaters. For you are the temple of the living God. The Christian himself is the sanctuary of the Lord, as the place quoted in 26:12 proves. God lives in his people, when Schekina lived among the cherubs (Ex 25: 22). Observe that believers are a spiritual temple where the Holy Spirit lives. This apartment involves decency, familiarity, authority, residence and the fixity of the dwelling. Community of Saints” Against communion with the wicked and walk in them. This is called the communion that God can offer to his church and his people, and this gracious presence of him with them, as they linger and move on to heavenly glory.
as God is told to walk “in a tent and a tabernacle” with the “Israelis” as they traveled to Canaan through the desert; he goes to his temple, with his church and his people, while they go home to the temple of Canaan. he walks in them, as in his yard and palace, or as in his garden, where he takes much joy and joy, and a lot of attention and care for them. R. Solomon Jarchi explains the sentence in Leviticus 26:12: “I will walk among you,” so; I will walk with you in the Garden of Eden or in paradise, as one of you, and you will not be afraid of me. but the passage of Scripture concerns the presence of God with his people here, not after: 2.