(Day 7 of 40: The Yielding)
“But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.”
I Corinthians 6:17
One spirit with Him? Have you ever thought about these words?
If you read through the verses prior to 1 Corinthians 6:17 you will find that this is compared to intimacy between a man and woman when “the two become one flesh”. Paul warns against being joined physically with a harlot because of the joining and “oneness” that occurs.
We are temples of the Holy Spirit; therefore we are to walk in purity in both our bodies and our spirits.
As we continue to stand before the Lord as Joshua the high priest did in Zechariah 3, we are yielding to the work of His Spirit that will remove all places in our bodies and in our spirits that have been defiled or joined to anything that separates us from being “one spirit with the Lord”.
Today, as you come before our merciful God, ask the Spirit to restore the purity in your body and in your spirit. We will live in one spirit with the Lord and therefore in unity with His people.
Let us offer ourselves as holy and living sacrifices as we read inRomans 12:1-2,
“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”