Insight from Phil Yancey on the Christian as a temple – “…do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1Cor. 6:19,20.
God’s Presence no longer dwells in a tabernacle in the Sinai, or in a temple in Jerusalem. God has chosen instead to dwell in ordinary, even ornery, people like you and me. A pastor in Colorado has a witty response that underscores this point. When someone says to him, “What a beautiful church!” he replies, “Why thank you. I have been dieting–glad you noticed.” (p. 68, Church: Why Bother?)