“Where can I go from your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there” (Psalm 139:7-8).
A holy people; a royal priesthood; the chosen ones; the elect; the body of Christ—the descriptive terms alone are intimidating. Greater still are the accompanying responsibilities. They are prevailing and pervasive. For those on the outside it may seem burdensome. We on the inside, however, recognize this burden, to be as we are described, as an assurance of the abiding presence of God’s Spirit dwelling within.