Eph 2:21-22  “In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

Paul has just described the laying out of the foundation on which the church stands in the previous verses. In verse 20, he describes Jesus as the chief corner stone. Everything about the church and God’s kingdom here is aligned, plumbed, and squared with Jesus. There is no flaw in the work of Jesus Christ.

Notice in verse 21 we are told that the building is in Him. He is the head of the corner and integral to the foundation, so that the building rests on Him. At the same time, it is contained within Him. The building is of cunning workmanship and fits together without the aid of men’s hands. Not only is this building fitly framed, but it also grows!

How wondrous a builder is our Lord that He is both the foundation and the covering of this marvelous building? This allows the building to increase (grow) into a holy temple. It is a place sanctified and sacred because of the grace that is found in Jesus Christ. The building is fitly framed in Him, and we are also builded within that which He has built.

We are built up in Christ Jesus. At the same time, we are builded together for God’s dwelling place. Again we are being shown that Jesus is in the Father and the Father is in Jesus. At the same time, Jesus is in us and we are in Him. This wondrous relationship we have with the Father and the Son allows us to be the habitation of God through the power of His Holy Spirit.

May we always remember that we are a suitable dwelling place for our God through the master-building of Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit!

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