Or do you not know your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit

19 Or do you not know that your body is a [a]temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from [b]God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NASB

Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit.  He lives within us when we come to Jesus Christ and place our faith and trust in Jesus Christ.  We are called to be living sacrifices unto the Lord.  Where ever we go and what ever we do we take the Lord with us.  Our lives should be used to glorify the name of Jesus in all things.

Realizing and coming to understand that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit will change the way we live our lives and will impact the things we allow ourselves to get involved in.  We live in a day and culture in which sexual immorality is glorified.  In every form of entertainment and media sexual immorality is placed on a pedestal and many fail to understand the bondage they are placing themselves on a daily basis.

As born again believers and followers of Jesus Christ our lives should reflect the character of Christ.  Sex is a beautiful and wonderful thing and should only take place in the context of marriage between a man and woman.  When God designed marriage He designed it between a man and woman and we see thing in the first two people He created in Adam and Eve.

Today this has been distorted by the culture and world we live in.  Any one who would proclaim God’s design for marriage and sex is labeled as a bigot and hate monger by those in the world to simply silence them.  But we need to understand that when we give our lives to Jesus that our bodies no longer belong to us.  Everything we are belongs to the Lord and is to be used for His glory.  If we currently find ourselves involved in things that we should not be we need to ask the Lord for forgiveness and turn from those things immediately.  To play games with sin is a very dangerous and destructive activity.  Everything we do carries with it consequences.  We will reap what we sow.  If we sow to God’s kingdom we shall reap the benefits of God’s kingdom.  But if we sow to the sinful nature we will reap destruction.  Our King is coming soon.  May we daily prepare our hearts for His return and turn from the wickedness of our day.


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