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Your Body, God's Temple

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. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
 
What a powerful scripture! 
 
Once we give our lives to Christ, we can no longer do what we want to with our bodies. Our body belongs to Him. To be use as His vessel for kingdom purposes. No longer are we to give into fleshly desires that will try to get us to surrender to them. We are to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable service (see Romans 12:1). I think it is interesting that presenting our bodies a living sacrifice is called our reasonable service. According to Webster, the definition of reasonable is rational; sound judgement; not exceeding the limit prescribed by reason. I like that! We are not to allow our actions to exceed the limit to which God has called us to live.
 
1 Corinthians 6:15-18 says, "Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body."
 
That's what I love about God. He always has a scripture for us to overcome any situation we find ourselves in regardless of how hard we might think it is. He makes it plain so that we can understand it, and also in a way to make you reconsider your ways. Have you given thought and consideration to what this scripture is telling you? I know we think we can do what we want to, when we want to, how we want to. Today's teens and young adults are pressured into having premarital sex. To be abstinent seems to be unpopular these days. That's why we have to encourage those we come in contact with, with the Word of God. If we can explain this scripture to them, and let them see how fornication is look upon by God, then maybe they will be less inclined to be willing participants. If we can let them know that even though they feel that they are not loved, that God loves them unconditionally, maybe they will stop looking for love in all the wrong places.
 
I know that this subject is a very sensitive subject. Just like I know you probably will be less incline to hold this conversation with people you don't know. But when the opportunity presents itself, and trust me it will present itself, you need to be prepared to tell them what the Lord says about what they are doing. ARE YOU PREPARED?
Remember: You just have to speak about what you know. If God sent them to you, then He knows you are equipped to handle the situation.
 
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1Corinthians 9:27
 
 

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