Temple…

I Corinthians 6:19-20 reminds us: “that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”

This passage reminds us that our bodies are a temple, God made us to be people of worship. We are made to be worshipping people in body, mind and spirit. In the middle of our Temple is a place where God belongs. An empty throne sitting upon our heart.

St. Augustine calls this throne the God-shaped hole, and that our hearts are always restless until they find their rest in Him.

Because we are built to be people who worship, we can misuse that and use it to worship other things besides the One we were made to worship. Think about how easily we can get caught up into something and before we know it, it becomes the center of our life. The way we treat things like our careers, our cars, our favorite sports teams and the like, if you think about it, looks a lot like we are worshipping those things, and maybe we are.

But if we remember the words of St. Augustine, our hearts will always be restless until they find their rest in Jesus, who is the only one that belongs on the throne of our hearts and in whom our worship finds its eternal rest.

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