Honor your body

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Sunday, July 12, 2015

Scripture reading:

What did Paul mean when he said that our body belongs to God? Many people say they have the right to do whatever they want with their own bodies. Although they think that this is freedom, they are really enslaved to their own desires. When we become Christians, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us. Therefore, we no longer own our bodies. That God bought us “with a high price” refers to slaves purchased at an auction. Christ’s death freed us from sin but also obligates us to his service. If you live in a building owned by someone else, you try not to violate the building’s rules. Because your body belongs to God, you must not violate his standards for living. (NLT)

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

Paul wrote, “I am writing you these instructions so that . . . you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. — 1 Timothy 3:14-15 (NIV)

God cares for us






Timothy James Wendt (South Dakota) titled his story “THE HOUSE OF GOD;” here is a portion of Timothy’s story:

“. . . Is today’s quoted verse teaching us to be on our best behavior only while inside a church building? Is it the building that is the ‘pillar and foundation’ of God’s truth, or something else? Although our church buildings are symbols of the household of God, our bodies are also God’s dwelling place as the pillars of the church. (See today’s reading [above] and Revelations 3:12 [below].)

“My visit to the church in Germany reminded me that I am always in church because my body is God’s temple. If we are walking faithfully with Christ, we will reflect that holiness in our speech, our love, our faith, and our purity — wherever we are.”

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – I am in the household of God no matter where I am.

Prayer: O God, we long to be your holy people in every step of our life’s journey. Amen.

To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/

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We will have a new citizenship in God’s future Kingdom. Everything will be new, pure, and secure.  (NLT)

Revelation 3:12 – [Jesus said] “All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never have to leave it. And I will write my God’s name on them, and they will be citizens int he city of my God–the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God. And they will have my new name inscribed upon them.”

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