“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Each of us is given one body to use to do the work God has called us to do on earth. Popular opinion says, “This is my body, I can do whatever I want with it.” And that leads to disastrous results.
The Bible tells us that our bodies belong to God. He loans them to us to use while we are alive. We are stewards of our bodies and everything we do with them should glorify Him and make His Spirit feel welcome inside us.
So when we are tempted with physical sin, we need to remember 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. This is not just any old body… it is the temple of the Holy Ghost. It is on loan for the purpose of glorifying our Creator.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for the body You have given me to dwell in on earth. May I always glorify You in both my body and my spirit.
Devotion by Liane Grant