Issue #2516 November 06, 2010
HABITAT FOR DIVINITY
“…You also are built together for a habitation of God…” (Ephesians 2:22).
What a statement!
WE are the temple, the habitation of God. Think of this! Something to get really excited about, I’d say!
There is an honorable movement in our country that builds homes for the underprivileged. It is called Habitat for Humanity; but there is a far greater housing project underway today! It began some millennia ago. It is Habitat for Divinity. God is actively building a house for His own dwelling. A temple, not of bricks and mortar made by hand, but of people.
“God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands” (Acts 17:24).
“Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (I Corinthians 3:16).
“What? Know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?” (I Corinthians 6:19).
“For you are the temple of the living God” (II Corinthians 6:16).
“In whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a holy temple in the Lord: in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:21-22).
Those of us who have now trusted Christ – the first-trusters – are the dwelling place of God! This is much more than walking with God in a garden; much more than having God as a neighbor; much more than having God in our “neck of the woods.” We have the life of God IN US (“manifest in the flesh”)! He has taken up residence in us.
Habitat for Divinity; what a wonder!
What amazing grace!
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