We are now the Temple of the Holy Spirit. We are God’s Tabernacle. If you have trusted Jesus to forgive your sins based on his death on the cross, he lives in you.
Imagine you are the Temple and Jesus is riding the donkey, winding his way down from Bethany. He comes over the crest of the hill and you, the Temple of the Holy Spirit, come into view. How would Jesus respond when he sees you? Would he see a heart that loves him? Would he see someone who is walking humbly with God? Would he see someone who is continually growing in purity? Would he see someone who is bearing the fruit of the Spirit in greater measure each year, more love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control?
Or, would he weep and say, “Oh, my son, my daughter, how I have longed for you to live in my love and allow me to satisfy you with the richest of fare, but you have sought after counterfeits that do not satisfy. How I have longed to hold and cover you like a mother hen protects her chicks, but you would not have it. You sought safety in other things.”