We are God’s Temple.
Thousands of years ago, we had to go to a sacred temple to connect with and pray to God. Now, for his redemptive purposes, God has chosen the believer’s body as his sacred dwelling place. We are so unworthy, but God says, “Here, child! Take my Spirit! Make yourself dead, and I will come alive in you.”
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?
- 1 Corinthians 3:16
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
- Galatians 2:20-21
You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
- Romans 8:9-11
I am in awe of that decision. He is using mere men to glorify himself! Believers, begin to recognize that you are dead and Christ is alive. Pray that you would continue to be crucified every single day! Any good work in you is not you, but it is solely Christ! Thank you, Abba.