Builder or Destroyer

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1 Corinthians 3:17 (NET)If someone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, which is what you are.

Pastor Gbade’s joy was not full because he had godless and unruly children. He kept wondering why God did not save his children and do the one thing he wanted the most in life. He decided to take time again to seek the face of the Lord concerning this matter. After praying for three days and crying to the Lord concerning his godless children, the Lord told him that “He that destroys my temple I will destroy”.

Immediately, he understood that the problem was because of the deceitful way he had handled the word of God all these years. Unlike Apostle Paul, he couldn’t say “we have not handled the word of God deceitfully”(1 Cor 4:2). He had taught things and done things he knew were wrong just because they would bring in more money.

Notice that just before Apostle Paul wrote today’s Bible verse, he wrote about those whose work (as ministers among the Corinthians) will be found to be wanting will suffer loss on judgment day. He is now giving the real reason why this can happen.

You see, it is a big deal to God for His children to suffer loss. But this can happen if these children are found to have destroyed His temple rather than build it. Those whose works will burn up on judgment day were not really builders, they are destroyers disguised as builders.

When a minister gathers people and refuses to feed them with the sincere milk [and meat] of God’s word, but rather feeds them with adulterated and tainted milk, such a minister is a destroyer of God’s temple rather than a builder. That is why such will suffer loss on judgment day and only be saved as though through the fire.

Go into today asking the Lord to help you build accurately so that you would receive a reward and not relegation.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi

Bible in 1 Year: Luke 13-14 (in today’s audio)
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