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Your Body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost

1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “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.”

We must never forget that the body that we live in does not belong to us. It belongs to God. Therefore, we must treat our body like it belongs to God. Think about when you borrow something from someone. You take extra careful care of it so that you do not mess it up. You want to give it back to them in better condition than when they gave it to you. If someone allows you to borrow their car, you make sure all the trash is cleaned out of the car, and you make sure it looks great before you give it back to them because it isn’t yours.

Why then do we treat our bodies, which are not ours, like we own them? Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost. The temple ought to be a Holy Place, so we must keep our bodies holy. Just like we wouldn’t mark up the walls of the temple, we ought not to mark up our bodies. We must present our bodies in a holy and modest way, for we represent more than just ourselves. The verse above states that we ought to glorify God with our bodies. When people look at our bodies, it ought to bring glory to God, not to ourselves or anyone else. Let us remember each and every day that our bodies do not belong to us, but they belong to God. Let us strive to honor God with our bodies.

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