God’s Temple; Our Design

bodyHave you ever read part of the Bible and walked away asking “What the heck is up with that?” Yah?. Me too.

Yesterday, I read Ezekiel chapters 40 – 42 which provides a corner to corner measurement of the Jewish temple as seen in a vision. Talk about boring. Why would God even put this in the Bible? Who cares about the measurements of the temple?body Obviously, God does, and He has a message in these chapters, I discovered today.

The value of these three trite chapters is found in Ezekiel 43:10-11 (read it). Notice, Ezekiel was given the design of the temple so that people could see their sin.

After Jesus’ resurrection, our physical bodies became God’s temple, His place of dwelling (1 Corinthians 6:19). We are God’s temple. As Ezekiel discovered, we must see our design to recognize our sin and understand we are designed for so much more. We are designed by God, for God, to be with God. We are designed in God’s image, for His glory, to enjoy His glory.

Once we begin to understand what God created us for, we can consider our original perfection, be faithful to our design, and follow its regulations (Ezekiel 43:10-11). By doing so, we begin to experience true freedom while being restored to right relationship with God, each other, and creation. This is the beginning of fulfillment in life.

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