Do you not know that your body is a temple 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 body. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

The Temple of Israel was where God dwelled among his people. It was a holy place, set apart for God’s purposes and presence. The Apostle Paul is telling us here that this is what our bodies have become. “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.”

Our bodies have now been set apart for God’s Holy Spirit to live in. This is an amazing thought! Because of this we are not to treat our bodies like they were given to us merely for our own personal use.

God paid a great price for us with the life and death of his Son. We are responsible to take good care of our bodies-valuing them-and in so doing, honoring the God who now dwells within.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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