In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord].
In Christ we are a part of a growing holy temple in the Lord. We are to be dedicated, and consecrated (set apart) unto God. We are in the world but no longer of the world, we are the light that now shines in the darkness. Every born again believer should be living a life dedicated to the Lord. You don’t become born again to remain the same as you were before. Receiving Christ means you also receive a new life and therefore a new lifestyle. No believer should continue to live like those who are not born again, looking, sounding, and acting like the world. Christ is our model not the world. Far to many believers are not living a new transformed life because they do not renew their minds to the Word of God. As Romans 12:2 tells us: “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” So to all who are born again we should show Jesus how grateful we are for what He did to deliver us from sin. Do not follow the world, follow after Jesus. Renew your mind through God’s Word to the new you, and be transformed into this new holy temple dedicated to the Lord.