The temple of the living God
EVERY true son and daughter of the Lord God Almighty is a miniature tabernacle or temple, as saith Paul, “Ye are the temple of the living God. If any man defile the temple of God, him will God destroy”. Our minds should be a holy place lined with the gold of a tried faith, in which the one Christ-sacrifice for sins is continually offered, and the smoke of grateful incense, kindled by the fire of the altar, continually ascending, while deeply secreted in the innermost ark of the heart is the law of God in its remembrance, the scriptures in their affectionate study, the institutions of divine appointment in continual reverence, and the bread of God in its continual eating. Thus shall we be the sons of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, misunderstood by all, hated by many, despised and rejected of men, persevering in a bitter probation that will end at last in life and light and joy everlasting.
ROBERT ROBERTS, The Law of Moses, page 98.