“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)
Have you ever given any consideration to what size a Temple of God or a house of worship God would be comfortable in? From a human perspective, it is plausible to promote the idea that God should have a significant, substantial, super-sized house of worship or temple in which he would be pleased to live in. It is perhaps this thought that caused the Catholic Church to build the current St. Peter’s Bascilica in Vatican City. Replacing the old St. Peter’s Bascilica from the 4th Century A.D., the construction of the new St. Peter’s Bascilica commenced on April 18,1506 and was completed on November 18, 1626. With an exterior area of 227,060 square feet, an interior area of 163,200 square feet, and a volume of 180,000,000 cubic feet, it is vastly considered the largest church in the world. In this degree, it is not so difficult to understand that, from a human perspective, a church this size should be big enough for the Eternal One. However, as fellow citizens of faith we embrace and enjoy heaven’s perspective with respect to the kind of house of worship or temple that God truly delights to dwell in.
Paul powerfully points us to an absolute truth: “know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price.” It is inconceivable to comprehend that God Almighty, Jehovah, spent an insurmountable amount that far exceeds the excessive opulence of a manmade structure. The cost of the temple that He chose is far greater than anything of which man can conceive. He purchased our bodies with the price of His precious Son and thereby, made the impossible, possible: our bodies became His house of worship!
Therefore, I encourage you to ponder my closing point: You manifest the Infinite One’s investment when you walk in obedience. God wants our bodies as His house of worship!
For the Glory of God,