Did you know that it is God’s desire to dwell in the midst of His people? The Bible makes this clear both before and after the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. God walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day before they sinned, and pursued those two rebels on the run after they sinned.
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 6:16)
Isn’t that simply amazing? God has said He will live with us and walk among us. What an encouragement that should be to all of us today! God is in our midst, no matter where He finds us. Whether we are celebrating at the summit or wavering under the waves of challenge, God is in our midst.
But that’s not all! God is not only with us and for us . . . He is in us.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
God is with us . . . for us . . . and in us. Is there anything we cannot overcome with the Master in our midst? I think not! As Jesus told His disciples, “With God all things are possible!” (Matthew 19:26).
We must hold fast to these Gospel truths! God’s presence is abiding in His people . . . and that includes you. In the Old Testament, God’s presence was abundantly visible in both the tabernacle and in the temple (Exodus 40:34-38; 2 Chronicles 7:1-3).
The goal of Christian living is to make every part of our lives a showcase for our Savior, as we declare and demonstrate the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From the boardroom to the locker room to the school room to the family room, our lives should point to the One who loved us enough to die for us . . . the One who desires nothing more than to be with us for all eternity.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!