“For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”” 2 Corinthians 6:16b (NIV)
The verse chosen for today comes from the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the believers at Corinth. As Paul wrote these words he quoted some from the Old Testament which may be familiar to some of the believers in Corinth. On several occasions God had sent messages like this to His people, the Children of Israel, through Moses and the prophets. Although the words were first for the Children of Israel, Paul shared them with Christians of his time because they are promises that belong to all who are the people of God. We are the people of God if we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior. Even though God was first speaking to His chosen people, Israel, He was also speaking to those who would become His chosen people through Jesus Christ. God promises to live with us and walk among us and be our God and we will be his people. Each of us are a temple of the living God as we learn from the first letter to the Corinthians chapter 3, verse 16.