1 Corinthians 6:19?-?20 NIV
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.
Bought – God thinks our body is so valuable he sends his holy spirit to dwell in it. And For the creator of the universe to buy us,our bodies, is quite astonishing.
Price – whether I feel like my body is an old model,, updated, late model, luxury, or standard, God thinks it’s a Rolls Royce, Bentley, Ashton Martin. No. Better, the best. This is not a cheap body. This body has value so high, Jesus paid the ultimate price for it. Wow. We posess a very special body.
Honor. Show Jesus the respect and love he deserves. He does it for us, when we don’t deserve.
I was recently watching where Navy SEAL’S are trained to protect and die for each other. It’s not only their duty, it’s their honor. Not necessarily to die, but the willingness to die. They leave no man behind. These men truly love and trust each other. It’s the only way they are able to successfully do their mission.
In case you ever run across a group of SEALS – be sure you don’t cross one. Or you crossed all of them!
Perhaps if we treat our body with the knowledge of knowing we’re not a one man team. Through the holy spirit we share this body. This very valuable, highly priced body — with Jesus. We’re not a one man team. Honoring Him with our body ensures we reach his mission, our mission. Together with Him.
Father thank you for never leaving any part of your body behind. Even though it cost you the ultimate price. May we protect our body because they’re part of your body. In Jesus name, amen.