“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are NOT your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV
Our bodies were made for God-given and God-modeled love. It is a sacred place of the Holy Spirit. We don’t belong to ourselves but we have been purchased by the Blood of the Lamb. Let us be more aware and fully persuaded that HE WHO LOVES US lives inside of us.
If you deeply love someone, you really don’t want to hurt them. In fact, you’ll do EVERYTHING for them. It also applies to us, with our relationship with God. He loves us soooo much that He is even more committed to our good than us to ourselves. He has DONE everything for us. How we love Him back is our response to what He did FIRST! He loved us FIRST. Wouldn’t you think it would be our greatest joy to take care of this temple (our bodies) not made by human hands but created by Him according to His image and likeness? Think about this!
Man always has the propensity to violate commands. It seems to be norm for us. To say “DON’T DO THIS or THAT” to your body makes one kinda intrigued why such restrictions. But I believe that when we understand WHY we are to take care of ourselves will make a difference in the way we respond. Our right thinking will always lead us to right believing that eventually causes right living. So let us honor Him, our Creator, Who lives inside us by taking care of our bodies and let people see the ONE Who is IN us and THROUGH us.
“Clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.” Romans 13:14 NIV
Lord, thank You for for choosing me to be Your home. Make me the most comfortable dwelling place of Your Spirit where You can have Your way in every way everyday in Jesus’ Name. Amen.