Thursday, September 28, 2017

Jesus in My Heart

"Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins?" 
Haggai 1:3

The prophet Haggai was sent by God to encourage the Jews to finish the rebuilding of the Temple. "Consider your ways! He who earned wages earned them for a bag with holes in it!" What a vivid metaphor Haggai uses! Those of us who are busy earning money for ourselves are putting our earnings in a bag with holes in it. We cannot keep it for ourselves. 

That's why in Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus  teaches: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Haggai was speaking about a physical Temple. But today, Jesus wants us not only to build His Kingdom, but He also wants us to take care of our hearts so He can be more and more at home in it (Ephesians 3:17). It is unimaginable, but we are His house. We who believe in Him are His holy Temple (Ephesians 2:20-21)! Is Jesus comfortable in our hearts? Or is He dismayed that His Temple is dirty, and in ruins? 

Lord, may You find Your home in my heart. 

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