Sara reveled in the culture on her first trip to Europe, especially the ancient churches dating back to the twelfth and thirteenth centuries—the architecture, stained-glass windows, awe-inspiring steeples. On Sunday morning, she asked the hotel agent about a cathedral to go to for worship.

Surprised, the agent answered, “The cathedrals around here are used as tourist sites, not for worship.”

Sara’s shoulders sagged, and she turned away. How could a cathedral be a temple of God, but not a place of worship?

The world’s finest architects, carpenters, and artists created grand cathedrals for the worship of the true God in medieval Europe. Likewise, God builds each of His children into a beautiful temple, where He can live. It is important that believers fulfill the holy purpose for which they were created and not become like cathedrals used only as tourist sites.

What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As 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).

Challenge for Today: Concentrate on the Lord, and worship Him as you go through your daily activities.

Quicklook: 2 Corinthians 6:14–18

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