Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 3.
Insight:“Which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.” (1Ti 3:15)
Insight one: What is a church? A church is not a man-made lifeless building, but a group of people whom are called out by the eternal God to worship Him. In other words, the church does not refer to the constructed auditorium, but to those who are called to worship God. Since we are redeemed by the precious blood of Christ and belong to the living God, in the house of God (the church), we should live out the life of God, the light of God, and the love of God.
Insight two: What is the purpose of the presence of a Church? The purpose is to manifest God through preaching the Gospel. All He is, He has done, and He wants to have, will be revealed in the church, which is the house of God. To reveal our God, we must abide by the pillar and foundation of the truth. God reveals His truth to the church, and the truth can be manifested through the church.
Prayer: Thank God for preparing the house of the living God for us, but how many times that I did not fulfill my responsibility in the God’s family. Please forgive me for my inadequate love in the church, and forgive me for my prejudice and subjective opinion upon the church. Please also forgive me for not having the same mindset as Christ. Please teach me how to love God and love people, and train me how to learn from one another in the church to live a heavenly life to let the world see Christ in the church. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus, Amen.