The inside of the temple was filled with glistening polished gold. Even a small amount of light would reflect brightly. The finest materials were crafted into precise finely decorated usable shapes. All were made to represent the Lord God’s throne in heaven. The magnificent temple was a place where people could present themselves to the invisible, powerful, glorious maker of the universe.
My soul is now the temple of God. The Spirit of God dwells in my being. I am to submit to God so my life, my being, my character, my heart, and my mind are to be an acceptable place for God to dwell. The attention to every detail is to be God’s exacting standard. I am a living stone being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priest, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5)
My purifying would not be possible without Jesus’ sacrifice for me. Jesus’ death makes me acceptable to God. In view of God’s mercy, I submit my body as a living sacrifice holy, pleasing, and acceptable to God as my spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12;1)