The temple was the place where God’s glory was evident to all. Since we are now called the temple of God, is God’s glory clearly seen in our lives? This metaphor is a powerful reminder that God himself dwells in us, and that we are called to spread his glory throughout the whole earth. There are three characteristics of the church as the temple of God: it’s built on a solid foundation, it’s striving after holiness, and it’s displaying God’s glory. The things that come into our lives will test our foundation. If our foundation is weak, sin damages both us individually and the church collectively.
1 Corinthians 3:10-17