In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

Ephesians 2:21-22 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Dwelling

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One of the blessings of being a follower of Christ is that we get Him as well as His family. No matter where I travel, the minute I meet a brother or sister in Christ there is an instant sense of belonging. The same Holy Spirit who lives in me, lives in that person and there is a mysterious union. It is a huge blessing. In his letter to the believers in Ephesus, Paul writes this in Ephesians 2:21-22: “In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” He has just been speaking about being a part of the household of God, built on the foundation of apostles and prophets, with Jesus as the chief cornerstone. He goes on to remind us that God’s people are being built together to become a dwelling for the Holy Spirit. We live in a day when so many Christians say they don’t need to be a part of a local church. Paul says that just isn’t so.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley