The Holy Spirit Dwells in Man
2 Timothy 1:14
That good thing which was committed to you keep by the Holy Ghost which dwells in us.

But He is infinite, therefore in all persons. True, yet He is in the faithful in a peculiar and special manner, both by His working and presence. Secondly, He is incomprehensible, notwithstanding, as we may say the sun is in the house, though a part of the beams be but there; so the Spirit is said to be in man, although He be not wholly included in him. We account it a fearful thing to pull down or batter a prince's palace, it is death to wash or clip the king's coin, and shall we not tremble to wrong and injure this building, for such cannot escape the damnation of hell. This is for the comfort of the faithful. For what greater honour than this, to have the high God to dwell in our hearts? Should our sovereign but come into a poor man's cottage, he would rejoice, and good reason, for that all his life long. And shall the King of Glory dwell with the sons of men. make His chamber of presence in their hearts, and they want hearts to solace themselves in the remembrance of that? And here let man learn a lesson and wonder. Is it the spirit of God in Paul and others, where the spirit of all uncleanness not long before ruled? Admire His humility that would descend so low as to dwell in so mean a habitation. He that dwells in that light that none can attain unto, now dwelleth where was a palpable darkness. Thirdly, where He takes up His lodging there is holiness. This fire purifieth the heart, cleanseth the inward man, though never so full of filthiness in former time (1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 5:18). Thou wilt say, Sir, by what way may I come to this thing? Why, thou must get a new heart, for He will never lodge in the old, for that's naught.

(J. Barlow, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

WEB: That good thing which was committed to you, guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

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