November 14 – 2 Corinthians 6:12-7:3

It is love, not knowledge, that forms the basis of Christianity. Paul wrote letters to the church at Corinth to emphasize this point and lead the Corinthians back into right relationship with God and others. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!

2 Corinthians 6:12-7:3

12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. 13 In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

The Temple of the Living God

14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,
“I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them,
    and I will be their God,
    and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore go out from their midst,
    and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch no unclean thing;
    then I will welcome you,
18 and I will be a father to you,
    and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.”
7:1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

Paul’s Joy

Make room in your hearts for us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one. I do not say this to condemn you, for I said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together.

SOAP Note

We Are God’s Temple  | Rebecca Hoyt

Scripture

2 Corinthians 6:16

Observation

My Bible notes: “Paul is addressing the temptations the Corinthians faced when they followed false apostles and false religions. Paul combines truths from a number of Old Testament passages regarding the role of believers as the temple or dwelling place of the living God.”

Application

“For you are the temple of the living God.” When I think of me being a temple of God, I think about what I am putting into God’s temple- what am I feeding it? What am I listening to, what thoughts am I allowing to come in, am I physically taking care of it how I am supposed to? I need to be more intentional about everything that comes in and out of God’s temple.

Prayer

Father, thank You for making me, me. Please help me treat myself as Your temple and not let me to dwell on any bad stuff that may come in. But put positive stuff in.

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