Behavior In The House Of God
“These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (I Timothy 3:14,15).
This concept was not new for the early church. It was a concept that was ingrained in every aspect of God’s desired relationship between Israel and the tabernacle and later the temple. A correct relationship between Israel and the house of God was imperative for their own benefit and it also served as a role model to individuals and nations that were observing their practice.
Just as the concept was not new for the early church, it was not God’s intention for the concept to perish with the early church. A correct relationship between the Christian and the house of God is still imperative for our own benefit and for our witness to those who are observing our practice.