Today in God’s Word
Numbers 35; Psalm 79; Isaiah 27; 1 John 5
 You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell, for I the LORD dwell in the midst of the people of Israel.”
(Numbers 35:34 ESV)
Prior to the incarnation God dwelled among his people. Here is a reference to keeping the land undefiled. The whole concept of God dwelling with his people radically changed when the Son became a man and he dwelled among us in the person of Jesus (Col 1:19). The whole concept changed yet again at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit indwelled believers and God now dwells within us rather than among us. Now we are to keep our bodies undefiled because we are a temple of the living God (1 Cor 6:19-20; 1 Pet 2:5).
Let us honor God in our bodies and offer him our worship (Rom 12:1)!
Soli Deo Gloria!