We Are His Temple

May 24th, 2015

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1 Corinthians 6:9-20

I first learned 1 Corinthians 6:19 when I was a young teen-ager. My dad had been saved a few years earlier and had surrendered his life to God to be a preacher. Our family life had been completely changed because church had become important to all of us. I was in our back yard on a summer day, resting under a peach tree, thinking about God and about my life. I wanted to serve God, so I made a decision that day to keep my body pure–to never smoke or drink.

I kept that commitment about things outside my body that would defile it, but my body has sometimes been defiled with impure thoughts or attitudes. I think everybody, no matter how hard they try to live for God, can identify with that fact. 1 Corinthians 6:20 speaks even more strongly to the Christian: “You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

Those of us who are Christians have God’s Spirit living in us. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we take God’s Spirit with us. Let’s glorify God with our bodies. Let’s live so others see Jesus in us.

Author: Juanita Weir Nobles


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