Does our God in temples, churches, mosques and other holy places of worship really need gold and other ornaments? Are you praying to the yellow metal or to the God? I think we and the God are better off without gold and silverâ€¦
Gods Own Gold in Gods Own Country
The discovery of the largest ever treasure of Gold from the cellars of Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple, in Trivandrum, a Hindu place of worship in the heart of the capital of southern India state of Kerala, took place few weeks ago. Heaps of gold, silver, emerald, rubies, diamonds, other precious stones and ornaments have been unearthed from the temple’s vaults in the last one week.
God dwells inside each of us
Our Human body is the temple for God to dwell.
A temple is a sacred site where a deity is supposed to dwell and can be accessed and experienced. It is a sacred site. Human beings were always meant to be Spirit-indwelt beings, indwelt with the Holy Spirit as images of God. Our bodies were part of this design. We are temples, sacred, wonderful, and filled with the power and presence of God. It is holy. It is never to be violated or profaned.
The God within the temple is not some god of thunder or wind, a monkey god or a good luck charm.
The God within is the Holy Spirit. This Holy Spirit is our possession from God, our treasure. Therefore in the temple of your body dwells the God who is mighty, powerful, majestic and righteous.
When one is starving to death, dying of illness, the God inside you is starving and dying. I think God disliked the rich dwelling places like the temple of Solomon.
Of course we need these as a place to gather and worship, but spending riches collected by looting the poor believers is unjust. God dislikes it.
As a Christian I feel shameful seeing the church leaders competing themselves to make modern Solomon\’s temples.
Hope they know what happened to the Solomon\’s temple at the end.