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2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1

The Temple of the Living God

14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,

“I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore go out from their midst,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch no unclean thing;
then I will welcome you,
18 and I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.”

7:1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

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It is the desire of the Lord to dwell--not just with, but by His New Covenant Spirit--in You. Therefore, little & glorious temple of the Most High, keep the Light on, the mirror clean, rather than marred by mismatched marriages or the presence of pretenders on whom you place your hope. The Almighty welcomes us, is delighted to be our Father.

In the light of such glorious promises, you loved of the Lord, be washed, cleaned, readied by repentance & confession: "Search me & know me; see if there be any contrary way in me." Such righteous fear of the Almighty brings humble holiness to completion.

application

Still unequally yoked with friends where there is no bond but sin? Do you remain for the testimony of Christ? Pray God will help you love the things He loves & despise what He despises.