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Intent or Institution?

Now I know I will draw fire, but as I read this Sunday morning: "And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!"

2 Corinthians 3:11 NIV

This verse causes me to reflect on God's original intent of relationship over religion, as described first in Genesis, then typed by Moses in the Tabernacle and even later by David with Solomon's Temple.

Perhaps we humans lose the intent out of our need for institution?

I get the necessity the Law, but only as a teacher, for later, both Temple and Tablets were fulfilled in Christ.

Yet, human religion required a place and over the years, and from land to land, those places have struggled to survive, leaving the hillsides with majestic edifices that reflect the glory, but with all due respect, seem never able to fully deliver.

This next age will be interesting...perhaps this time we will fully experience "Christ in us, the hope of glory"?

BTW, grateful for the school master and the fellowship of the Body. Just say'n!

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