God’s Dwelling Place


2 Corinthians 6:16 – “For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

God’s dwelling place in the Old Testament was often a physical location near the Israelites. He dwelt in the well-planned tabernacle put together by Moses, and later in the grandiose temple built by Solomon. But after Jesus’ death and resurrection, His home is no longer restricted to a particular place. God has chosen to make His home in the body of every person who believes in Him.

As living, breathing temples of God, we carry His Holy Spirit in us. He is always available to strengthen, guide, teach and listen to us every second of every day. We must be conscious of God’s presence and choose to heed his direction in our lives. We also have a responsibility to keep our bodies pure and holy because it is the dwelling place of God.

We have these mortal bodies only for the short time we’re on the earth; it’s our duty to steward them well. When our bodies are fit, we will have the strength and energy to minister to others and contribute in kingdom of God. Let’s stay away from evil, eat right, move enough, and take care of the earthly temple of God.