Ephesians 2:21 NLT - "We are carefully joined together in Him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord."
Think about how God created man in the Garden of Eden. He was meticulous in His work giving man, and later, woman, bodies that would function perfectly, each part intertwined with the whole to make the body exactly as He designed. The Body of Christ, the Church, is no less "carefully joined together"! Every Jew and every Gentile believer are placed in the body exactly as God designed, each with gift(s) that would benefit the whole. And as Paul points out, this "body", which he called it in verse16, and a "house," which he called it in verse 20, is also described in this verse as a "temple for the Lord." Later in 1 Corinthians 6:19 Paul would stress that our bodies are temples for the Holy Spirit to indwell. A temple is not only a place for God to be worshiped, but even more it is a dwelling place for God to live! And you and I are "temples" within that temple! God lives in us - Galatians 2:20!
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