1 Corinthians 6:19, 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; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
This week, I am sharing a list of five areas that the Bible encourages us to perform a spiritual checklist for a better 2017. If you missed the previous areas of the checklist, you can find it on my daily blog. The body is the fifth area the Bible says we need to take a spiritual inventory of in 2017.
The Apostle Paul stated in 1 Corinthians 6:19, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit… Therefore honor God with your bodies.” God gave us our bodies to honor Him with. Now let’s be clear, Paul didn’t say your body is your God, so we shouldn’t worship our body. Instead Paul said, your body is a gift from God. Therefore, we should honor God with the body He has given us. So, as we head into 2017, let’s make sure we don’t misuse, abuse or neglect our body because the way we use and treat our bodies helps us honor God. We can use our bodies as instruments of righteousness, and do good, or we can use our bodies as instruments of unrighteousness and do great harm. In 2017, let’s make sure we use our bodies to honor God!
Think about that and have a blessed weekend!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D