Todays readings… 2 Kings 10, Ezekiel 1, 2 Corinthians 5,6&7

      As we read further in Paul’s 2nd letter to the Corinthians we note the words he uses to express the wonder of their privileged position before God.  Previously they had gone to pagan temples to worship idols but now,

Paul tells them, you “are the temple of the living God” and directs their minds to what had been written long ago about this, saying, “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.  Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; and I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty”   [2 Cor. 6 v.16-18]

    All these words are quoted from Leviticus 26 v.12 and Isaiah 52 v.11.  This is a lesson for all who claim to follow Christ – not to neglect this part of God’s word and the lessons of his earlier dealings with human beings. 

    An even greater lesson follows for, after quoting these scriptures Paul next comments, “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.” [7 v.1]

 Today, more than ever before, people abuse their bodies with defiling substances – at the same time their minds are corrupted by what they read and watch.  But those whose aim in life is to bring “holiness to completion” must turn from all such things.

     However our minds do not operate in a vacuum and if we fill them with godly thoughts, there is no room for the things that defile. Paul had reminded them [5 v.9]  that “we must all appear at the judgement seat of Christ, so that each may receive what is due for what he has done”  

Finally, consider Paul’s words,  “For the love of Christ controls us.” [v.14] ”that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sakes died and was raised”[v.15]  An essential part of that ‘living’ is to “cleanse ourselves from every defilement…” The outcome of which is to succeed in bringing ““holiness to completion.” This is the vital aim we must have – let us make progress towards it each day.


Thoughts for the day based upon the Christadelphian Bible reading Planner by R.Roberts exists to serve the brotherhood in providing both preaching and Study material in video and other forms to assist in the proclamation efforts of individuals and Ecclesias alike and also as a preaching tool in itself.

This website was set up to assist in this endeavour and our aim is to Declare the God of Israel to those who are seeking the truth about the Human condition and the message of salvation found within the pages of scripture (the Bible).

We are a group of Baptised Christadelphians from all over the world who volunteer their God given time and resources to this cause.

Follow us on our dedicated Facebook page (click Images)

or our dedicated FACEBOOK group

Or our website

If you would like to subscribe to our channel, once you have clicked ‘Subscribe’ make sure you click the cog next to the subscribe button and select ‘Send me all notifications for this channel’

Download our ‘Free’ Bible APP – ‘KeyToThe Bible’ for i-phone or Android

Bible App

For more information on the Christadelphians

Read a variety of booklets on-line concerning various key Bible subjects.

True Bible Teaching Booklets


Make A Comment

Privacy Preferences
When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in form of cookies. Here you can change your privacy preferences. Please note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we offer.