6:19 a temple of the Holy Spirit. Here Paul applies to the individual the concept of the church as the new temple where God dwells (3:16 note). While we must be aware of this personal character of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling, the emphasis in Scripture is on the corporate identity of God’s people as a holy temple and a spiritual house (Eph. 2:19–22; 1 Pet. 2:4, 5).