Tag Archives: temple

Night Watch

There is a unique culture that exists at night, necessary work being done while the rest of the world sleeps. I’ve witnessed the hard working janitor, the aid emptying bedpans, the cook and the street sweeper. It’s largely the humble that populate the night ranks, those that clean from the day before or prepare for…
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Uncut Stone

The altar that was built, first in the tabernacle and then in the temple, was made of uncut stone. God commanded specific instructions on its design and use. The Biblical picture of atonement was being drawn and they were reminded with each sacrifice. …you shall build an altar to the Lord your God of uncut…
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We, Together

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 The you in this passage is plural. You are God’s temple - all of you, you together - are the temple. Let me repeat. That’s one temple – singular. The Spirit dwells in you – all…
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Jesus the Builder

I like that Jesus was a builder. Aside from this being His occupation, it also fleshes out a picture we see in the text. The Greek word that describes His work is “techton,” simply meaning “builder.” People built with various things back then, but primarily building was done with stone. So Jesus was more likely a…
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