How Do You Behave? – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional October 20th

(Maintain The Right Behaviour In God’s House)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Timothy 3:15
“…You ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”

The Church of Jesus Christ is the ground and pillar of truth; it’s not an organization or association of Christians.

The Church is the house of God, and the Bible is clear as to how we’re to conduct ourselves in the house of God; there’s a behaviour that’s expected.

When we say the Church is the house of God, it also means, firstly, that as a person, your body is God’s house.

Secondly, the members of each local assembly—the local church—is God’s house.

Thirdly, the place or building where we carry out our worship activities is also called the house of God.

Now, in all three references, the house of God demands and deserves reverence. The Lord is holy, pure, and righteous.

Therefore, our conduct and manner of life in His “house”—in serving and worshipping Him—must depict His nature. It must be according to the Word and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

As you study the Scriptures, you discover the things He says we should do and not do. These aren’t commandments but pictures of who we are and how we should live.

For example, for your physical body, He says, “Present it as an instrument of righteousness” (Romans 6:13).

Then in Romans 12:1, He says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”

Also, Romans 16:17 says, “Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.”

In the house of God, in the church, you don’t cause divisions and offences amongst God’s people. You don’t walk in rebellion or disobedience but in faith, hope, love, and humility. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
Ephesians 4:22-23 NIV; Romans 12:2 GNB

As I study and yield myself to the ministry of the Word, my spirit is inundated with divine truths; my mind is elevated to think Kingdom thoughts, causing me to display the character of the Word in my daily walk, with an increased manifestation of the glory of God in my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
1 Timothy 2:1-15, Jeremiah 7-8
Hebrews 10:1-18, Ezekiel 18-19

Speak in other tongues right now and meditate on the scriptures provided in the “Go Deeper” section.

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