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What does your temple look like – 1 Corinthians 6.19 - “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.” Back in the Old Testament, David drew up plans for an amazing physical temple located in Jerusalem. His Son, Solomon would build the temple because David had shed blood in his wars but Solomon would represent a new day and season of God’s peace. In 1 Chronicles 22.5 – “David said, ‘My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the Lord should be of great magnificence and fame and splendour in the sight of all the nations. Therefore I will make preparations for it.’ When the temple was built it was incredible and the world has never seen anything like it before or after. It had all kinds of detail, the best of materials (cedar wood, gold etc). It had the most skilled craftsmen working on the project. The inner bit of the temple was called the Tabernacle and this was even more detailed with the walls and floors of the most holy place covered in gold. There were colours of blue to represent heaven, red to represent man and the earth and purple representing the meeting of God and man. It was carefully crafted according to God’s measurements and everything represented something to do with God. So the challenge for us today is what kind of ‘temple’ of the Holy Spirit are we? What kind of representation of God are we? The temple showed the colour, the greatness, the riches, the creativity and the majesty of God. But what about us? Are we a bit lazy and casual, using poor quality or cheap materials? Or are we letting God build an amazing temple in us by the Holy Spirit? How big is the God that you represent? How amazing is he? Why not ask God to build in you something amazing to represent how amazing he is!