I really am enjoying the revelation of using Kenneth Wuest’s translation along side my NKJV. So many things opening up. The one I had this morning is causing all kinds of colliding thoughts so thought if I could share it with someone else maybe it would become clearer to me while at the same time nudge other revelation. You turned out to be the lucky pick 🙂
1 Corinthian 3:16&17 — These verses, written to BELIEVERS only, translate to this: We are the temple of God, His Holy Sanctuary, and God will bring to ruin anyone who morally corrupts the sanctuary of God.
This causes so many emotions to roll around inside, as I think about my family members — the redeemed of God. Terror is one — I don’t want to be between God and whoever he is bringing to ruin — I don’t want to hinder His work, and at the same time I am filled with anxiety at the pain and suffering my loved ones could endure in this life because of actions they could control and easily say ‘no’ to.
Then I got all wound up wondering/wanting to contact each one and tell them what this Word says — offering them an opportunity to repent and thus save themselves from ruin. And of course, the wondering if any of my loved ones actually need to hear this warning which is now so clear to me. And, being so clear to me now, self-examination and wondering over my own standing before the throne.
Moral corruption is defined as: perversion, depravity, fraud, dishonesty, or debasement relating to our beliefs about what is right and wrong as defined by Holy Scripture. So, examples would be that a believer asserts that they believe each of the Ten Commandments came directly from God but then behaves as if they don’t believe them at all. Or, a husband who proclaims the sanctity of marriage while secretly indulging in an affair. Or a church secretary/treasurer who ‘fiddles’ the books and uses church funds for their own personal gain Or a believer who denies the sovereignty of God and/or the truth of His Holy Scripture. Moral corruption: a sure road to destruction in this life and the loss of rewards in the next. Yet, they are still saved.
Okay, I have vented. What do you think?