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Destroying God’s Temple?

Key Verse

“If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Corinthians 3:17).

Text — 1 Corinthians 3:16-19


“Those in whom the Spirit comes to live are God’s new Temple. They are, individually and corporately, places where heaven and earth meet,” says N.T. Wright. Scripturally, the temple is the centerpiece where God dwells among His people. When Solomon dedicated the temple he built for God, the glory of God filled it (1 Kings 8:10, 11). As God’s child, you are also His dwelling place for the manifestation of His glory.

In the New Covenant, the temple refers not to a building of stones but to the human body, especially the body of every child of God. Today’s Scripture is warning you to desist from destroying that temple. How do you destroy the temple of God, which is your body? Some youth do so by yielding themselves to occult powers, sexual immorality, tattooing, abortion, and involvement in hard drugs.

In addition, many are copying worldly fashions which tend to be nudity. God cannot share His temple (your body) with Satan. If indeed you are born again, keep yourself pure for God’s habitation.


Keep yourself pure


Do not allow dark powers to destroy God’s temple.

Prayer for today

Oh Lord, help me to preserve Your temple.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


  1. This is a seasoned teacher of God’s word.
    Right from the early days of my salvation, the writings of pastor Kumuyi has been a major part of my moulding into the image of the Lord Jesus Christ.
    The consistency of his Epistles are amazing.
    To God be all the glory forever and ever Amen CHUKS JOSHUA CHUKWU

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