In verse 16, the you is plural! “You (plural) are the Temple of the Holy Spirit!” We need to remember that we are both individual and corporate! The church is vital to your individual spiritual health! Verses 5-15 have much to think about.
* Lord God of Light and Love, thank You for Your love shown to us clearly in Jesus, You the Son, crucified to save us.
“So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.”
Here is a “must-have” foundation understanding of our service to God.
There is nothing we do that bears significance toward ourselves.
We cannot start to build a house of bricks on our own work, claiming anything of ourselves in the building that God sets us to.
Because if we do we are pursuing the wisdom of men, of the world, rather than of God.
It is ONLY God who gives growth.
We must remember this. We must wrestle with this. We must live this out, soaking it deep within, that even our very thoughts (with our words and actions) bear it true – That God is to be INCREASED as we are decreased.
* Father God in Heaven,
Please sink us in our selves and raise You in us.
Please may it be none of us, but all of You – Your light, Your wisdom, Your love and faithfulness that blossoms forth from us.
That we would reflect Jesus.
That those around us would see Jesus!