19 And Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
20 Then the Jews replied, "It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?"
21 But he spoke of the temple of his body. [As Jesus' body was the temple of the living God, so is the body of a purified believer the temple of the living God: Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1 Cor 3:16.]
24 God, who made the world and all things in it, since he is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.
25 Neither is he worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, since he gives to all people life and breath and all things.
26 He has made from one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the allotted times and the boundaries of their habitation;
27 So that they should seek the Lord, and perhaps might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from every one of us. [Paul has just told us the single purpose of this life: to reach out and find God. From the Word of the Lord within: "The earth exists for the saints;" the earth exists to produce saints, who are sons of God with his Spirit in control of their thoughts, words, and deeds, thus to bring pleasure, honor, and glory to God. God is not found in sect meetings; God is not found in the Bible, which only testifies of Him. George Fox wrote: "The Father is in you all, Christ is in you, and the Kingdom of Heaven is in you; there, in your hearts, is where you will find them all. Know him there searching your hearts, and find him there trying your minds and hearts; incline your ears, and give ear to him there, who will render to everyone of you according to your words and works whether they are good or evil."]
28 For in him we live and move, and have our being;1 as certain of your own poets have said, 'For we are his offspring.'
|2 Corinthians 6:16 |
16 And what agreement can the temple of God have with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people." [From the Word of the Lord within: "Those who belong to Christ are through with sin. If you are still sinning, you belong to sin and not to me. Let the word of Christ richly dwell in you. If you give heed to my words, I will dwell in you and walk in you."]