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George Accomodating The Infinite

Accommodating The Infinite – Thought For The Week

George shares his thought for the week; accommodating the infinite.

So here I am in central London in Westminster, standing outside the iconic Westminster Abbey. This is a huge church in our nation. It’s been the venue for great state events. We’ve seen royal weddings here, we’ve seen funerals of leading individuals in our society and we’ve seen all sorts of other events marking aspects of our nation’s life.

But at the end of the day, it’s a place of worship. It’s a temple, if you like, and put me in mind of the temple in Jerusalem that Solomon dedicated and we have the recording of that in 1 Kings 8. In that chapter, we read the prayer of Solomon when he says, “Lord, are you going to be able to inhabit this temple when in fact you’re too big to even inhabit the earth?”

But the Lord chose to make the temple the place of his inhabitation. He chose for his spirit to remain in that temple. And then we look forward to 1 Corinthians 6 when Paul reminds us that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. How amazing is it that the God of the universe, the God who is so infinite, who wouldn’t even be able to fill the whole world because it would be too small, chooses to reside in us as his temple, as the temple of the Holy Spirit?

As we’ve been hearing from Pastor Keith just recently, the Holy Spirit is a dove and we need to be making sure that we make our bodies a place where the Holy Spirit wants to reside. The Holy Spirit feels comfortable to reside, that we are following God’s commands, that we are seeking to do what’s right in his kingdom because our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit—an amazing thing to think about that the infinite God chooses to dwell in us.

Have a good week.

Every week one of our members shares a short thought aiming to inspire you for the week. You can watch previous Thought For The Week videos by clicking here.