This section of scripture tells us that together we are being built into God's temple, with Jesus being the cornerstone. This is only possible in Christ, who is our source to living water. Jesus said in John 4:10, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water." In John 7:39 we learn that Christ gives us living water, which is the Holy Spirit. In John 7:38 Jesus says, "Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." When we believe in Christ, we are filled with the Holy Spirit which will fill us to overflowing. There will be an outflow from our lives to share with others.
When we are tapping into the living water, we are being built as living stones for God's temple. 1 Peter 2:5 says, "And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple..." I think that is a beautiful word picture. This is not a temple like a cathedral made of rock, this is a temple that is built on living stone that is continuing to grow and thrive from the living water. Our faith is not to be stagnant and dead, it is meant to be alive and growing and visible to those around us. Others will know our faith is alive because of the good things we are doing that God has planned for us long ago (Ephesians 2:10).
Are you growing from the source of living water?
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