Holiness to the Lord

A temple, in and of itself, is a pretty, but useless relic.

It’s people who use the temple that make a temple a temple. It’s their participation and attentiveness to the ordinances. It’s their sincerity in entering into the covenants made therein.

And it’s the Spirit of the Lord that should fill the temple.

Rather than emphasize more temples, I would emphasize more temple preparation.

At the eastern entrance to every temple, there is a door which is intended for the Lord to use, should He determine to visit the temple. Emblazoned above the door are these words: “The HOUSE of the LORD. HOLINESS to the LORD.”

This is not just a logo, a slogan, or a catch-phrase. This is a greeting and a reminder of the attitude which we should bring with us into that house. Reading this ought to prick our conscience and cause us to reflect every time we enter.

Rhetorical question: If the Lord should walk through that door of your temple, looking for Holiness, would He find any?

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