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The story of the Bible is without a doubt the greatest story ever told. Throughout it we see God doing what only He can do to bring His people back into right relationship with Him.
In the Old Testament, God invited Moses and the people of Israel to build a tabernacle. This tabernacle was a location in which God’s presence could be near and among His people.
Centuries later, Jesus came and made His home among us. John 1:14 literally reads that Jesus “tabernacled” among us. It was John’s way of communicating that Jesus was and is the very presence of God.
As the story moves forward, God continues to do what only He can do for His presence to be with and among His people. The Holy Spirit comes to live within the people of God. This shows that God isn’t just living near His people, but within His people. We are a temple (or tabernacle) made to house the very presence of God.
The church isn’t simple building we go to, it is something we are. And the presence of God Himself is always with us.
READING & PRAYERS:
EPHESIANS 2:19-22, MATTHEW 18:20, MATTHEW 28:20, 1 PETER 2:4-5
How would your life be different if you took regular opportunities to reflect on the truth that God lives within you?
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, the fact that You have chosen not only to live near me, but within me, is truly remarkable! May I continue to grow in recognizing Your presence within me, and may I grow in loving you and others with my whole heart, eyes, ears, hands, and feet. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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