“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.”
1 Peter 2:4,5
Come to him, to that living stone, rejected by men but in God’s sight chosen and precious; and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
“So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”
We go into buildings that were built by men’s hands so we can worship God. No two buildings are the same. Yet each building was designed, made, furnished and controlled by the men that made them. They are made so man can have a meeting place to worship as a group before God. However, I look at these buildings as a representation of our relationship with God; how we try to make God into our image. We try to make Him fit our mould. Even the fact that we go to our meeting place once a week can represent our relationship with Him; we go to Him when we deem it necessary.
When we look at the above scriptures we see a different type of building. This is the one that God has built, a spiritual one, and it is in us! It is built with a perfect cornerstone, which God laid in us in Jesus Christ His son. We further build upon it through the reading of His word and letting His Spirit work within us. However, with our busy lives and the things of the world weighing upon us we do not necessarily take the time to do our part in the construction of His Spiritual home.
If you were to go to your place of worship today and see that the windows were not yet in, or the roof was not quite complete, or the doors did not have handles or locks, what would you do? You may make the time to work on that building or at the very least donate materials or money to get the job done. Take stock of the Spiritual house within you and first see if Christ truly is your cornerstone. Our Spiritual house is constantly under construction but we are not building a structure that can decay and break down but rather one that is eternal. May you be the spiritual building that God intended you to be.
“And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”