The growing holy temple (Eph. 2:21)

“In Christ,

The whole structure

Is joined together.

It grows

Into a holy temple

In the Lord.”

ἐν ᾧ πᾶσα οἰκοδομὴ συναρμολογουμένη αὔξει εἰς ναὸν ἅγιον ἐν Κυρίῳ,

Paul said, “In Christ (ἐν ᾧ), the whole structure (πᾶσα οἰκοδομὴ) is joined together (συναρμολογουμένη).  It grows (αὔξει) into a holy temple (εἰς ναὸν ἅγιον) in the Lord (ἐν Κυρίῳ).”  Only this Ephesian letter used this unique word συναρμολογουμένη, that means to fit together or compact.  Paul explained that this new spiritual structure will take the place of the old Jerusalem Temple.  This new spiritual church structure is joined together around Jesus Christ.  It will continue to grow into a holy temple for the Lord, Jesus Christ.  We need to water and nurture this temple to help it increase and grow.  Do you help the Christian church to grow?