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Godís Temple on Earth Ė Christian Devotion

Guest Author - Preena Deepak

But will God really dwell on earth with humans? The heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain You. How much less this temple that I have built! 2 Chronicles 6:18

Solomon fulfilled his father, King Davidís desire to build a Temple for the Lord Almighty and while dedicating the same, poses this question. A very valid one too, considering the fact that the Lord who dwells in heaven with the greatest of power and majesty may not find the earth or a structure built on the earth a fitting abode. However, what Solomon failed to see was the real Temple of the Living God. Though he constructed the Temple at Jerusalem exactly according to the specifications and with due reverence dedicated the magnificent structure to the Lord God Almighty, his mind was far from understanding the concept and layout of the Temple God purposed.

In Ephesians 2:19-22, the Apostle Paul clarifies Godís intension of having a Temple on earth. This Temple is one that is built on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets and Jesus Christ emerges as the cornerstone, keeping the structure intact. The believers, irrespective of nationality, creed or background form the building materials. This is the Holy Temple of God on earth; the abode He desires to dwell in. God is not looking for a plot to pitch His tent and find refuge. The Bible says, ďThe earth is the Lordís and everything in it. Psalm 24:1Ē. God is not searching for a place to stay on the earth which He owns. He is rather longing to dwell with the ones He loves, these very ones for whom He was willing to give up His spotless Son.

One of the key elements of this brilliant structure God desires to establish on earth is unity of believers. God cannot dwell in a Temple with missing or broken bricks. Every believer has a place in this building and even one saint falling apart can wreck the entire structure. Only in an environment of unity and oneness of Godís elect, who base their lives on the Lord Jesus Christ and on the teachings of the Apostles can a magnificent Temple be created for God to dwell on earth.

Examine your life and see for yourself if you have been productive as a building material in Godís Temple. Do you fit in with fellow believers or do you fall apart? Ask God to show you where you need to change and make a commitment to be the strongest brick in His Temple. Follow this prayer and build Godís Temple on earth right now!

Dear Father,
Help me build my life based on Biblical teachings and with Jesus as my Cornerstone. May my life blend with Your chosen ones and become a beautiful section of Your Temple on earth where You delight to reside. In Jesusí Name I pray. Amen


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All Scripture references have been taken from the New International Version
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