19 Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you? Don’t you know that you have the Holy Spirit from God, and you don’t belong to yourselves? 1 Corinthians 6:19 (CEB)
How is it possible that a temple constantly under construction has fallen into disrepair? I mean really, after 50 years, it is still not finished and now the foundation has apparent cracks, walls previously solid have crumbled and been removed, brick by brick. This temple is a mess, yet God keeps working to ensure that His temple is habitable. The word on the street may be that it should have been condemned, torn down to make way for something new and solid, but God! Windows still have not been installed, however, there again God shines through and illuminates that wreck of a temple. Granted, it may be surrounded by tall gleaming, pristine temples, with members streaming to and through its doors. What an incredible God, to send the Holy Spirit to live within this and all other less than pristine temples in a world with so many updated, state-of-the-art models. For it is those seemingly broken down, ramshackle temples that have a wealth of stories to share. I pray this construction is never complete, that the walls be built and rebuilt as often as long as it permits me to be continually in service to the God who loved me when I could not love myself.
Making His praise glorious!
- Don’t Poke the Bear (sermonstockpile.wordpress.com)
- What It Means to Be a Temple of God (goldenbible.wordpress.com)
- You Are a Temple (joyawe.wordpress.com)