June 12th-Built Together

Journey through Ephesians

Ephesians 2.19-3.1 “you too are being built together”

Focus Verse-Ephesians 2.22

“22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”

Insight-To the Jewish people, the temple was the place where God dwelt among His people-the place where heaven and earth came together.  Now, as Paul is explaining the reconciliation between us and God, and us and everyone else, that Jesus has provided, he says that it is accomplishing something far greater than our greatest expectations.  This reconciliation is causing those who have embraced this reconciliation to be built together.  And not just built together and united, but to become God’s holy temple-to become the place where heaven and earth come together.  In our new-found unity, God dwells and works.  This amps up the desire to be unified as followers of Christ!  When we are together, we are this incredible place where heaven and earth come together!  What a beautiful reality!

Response and Action-Today, I will seek to live in this reconciliation, understanding that I was made to be built into others and for others to be built into me.  And that when this happens, heaven and earth come together and that it is something beautiful.

Reconciling God, build into my heart a greater love for those around me.  A love that seeks to build into others as You are building into me and a love that allows others to build into me.  Let Your presence be unmistakable as Your temple is built in us.  Amen.