Day 9 - You Are God's Temple

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:14

What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are 
the 
temple 
of 
the 
living 
God. 
As 
God 
has 
said: 
“I 
will 
live 
with 
them and 
walk 
among 
them, 
and 
I 
will 
be 
their 
God, 
and 
they 
will 
be 
my 
 people.”
2 Corinthians 6:16

If 
you’ve 
ever 
seen 
two 
yoked 
animals, 
you 
know 
that 
a 
matched 
pair 
of 
 animals 
is 
necessary. 
Otherwise, 
they 
won’t 
move 
as 
a 
team. 
That’s 
why 
 you 
would 
never 
yoke 
a 
horse 
with 
an 
ox.

These 
verses 
from 
Corinthians 
offer 
excellent 
advice 
for 
all 
kinds 
of 
 relationships. 
To 
be 
yoked 
with 
someone 
means 
you 
are 
working 
with 
 them 
as 
a 
team.

Sometimes 
believers 
read 
these 
verses 
and 
they 
are 
tempted 
to 
think 
 they 
need 
to 
build 
a 
high 
wall 
around 
themselves, 
close 
the 
drawbridge 
 and 
never 
come 
out 
lest 
they 
be 
infected 
by 
the 
evil 
world. 
That’s 
not 
 what 
the 
rest 
of 
the 
Bible 
tells 
us, 
however, 
nor 
was 
that 
Jesus’ 
example 
 to 
us.

We 
need 
to 
pray 
that 
we 
can 
be 
around 
unbelievers—at 
school, 
at 
work, 
 in 
the 
neighborhood—and 
yet 
not 
be 
influenced 
by 
them. 
We 
need 
to 
 discern 
how 
to 
have 
friendships 
with 
unbelievers 
and 
yet 
know 
where 
to 
 draw 
the 
line. 
We 
need 
to 
interact 
with 
them, 
but 
not 
be 
yoked 
to 
them. 
 We 
need 
to 
pray 
that 
we 
will 
shine 
for 
Christ 
and 
influence 
unbelievers— not 
the 
other 
way 
around.

God’s Promise to Me
•You 
are 
my 
temple.
•I 
am 
your 
God 
and 
I 
walk 
beside 
you.

My Prayer to God
Heavenly 
Father, 
because 
we 
are 
your 
temples, 
you 
command 
that 
 we 
not 
make 
lasting 
commitments 
with 
unbelievers. 
Thank 
you 
for 
the 
 promise 
that 
you 
will 
walk 
among 
us 
and 
be 
our 
God.

teddy allen

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