Among Us and Within Us

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John 1:14 So the Word became human and made his home among us.

In the Old Testament, the very presence of God was within a Tabernacle. This was an enclosed, tent-like structure specifically made for the presence of God to dwell. 

In the New Testament, we see this occur in a very different way. The presence of God was not seen within a building, but within a person. The Gospel of John reveals that the Word [Jesus] became human and made his home among us. A much more literal translation from ancient Greek reads, “So the Word became flesh and he Tabernacled among us.” Though He was in human form, Jesus was the embodiment of God’s presence and He was on display for all to see.  

Today, far too many Christians live their day to lives failing to recognize that God not only lives among us, He lives within us! Romans 8:9 reads, But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. All who have professed faith in Christ have the Spirit of God within us. This is a profound life-changer!


     JOHN 1:1-18, ROMANS 8:9 (also read the commentary notes in your Study Bible of choice.)

QUESTION: When is the last time you paused to dwell on the truth that God currently lives within you? 

REAL LIFE PRACTICE: Continue to live your life at the pace of your soul. Slow down in order to catch up to the pace in which God created you to live. 

Take a Step: Remember to continue utilizing the One Minute Pause app throughout the week. If possible, begin to explore and practice the 3, 5 or 10 minute pause to more deeply root yourself in Christ.

PRAYER: Today, write out your own prayer to God thanking Him for making Himself present among You and within You.

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