Don’t you realize 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.1 Corinthians 6:19
Temple of the Holy Spirit
God created you unique. There is no one in this world like you. You have relatives who are similar to you, but not an exact copy. God made His people unique. He is a creative God. He made your body to glorify Him. When you become a Christian, He gives you the Holy Spirit to live in you. That means your body houses the Spirit. It is the new temple. In the Old Testament, the temple was created to house the Spirit of God and only the Priest could enter what was called the “Holiest of Holies,” the innermost room where the Spirit of God lived. Much care was given to the inner temple.
The same can be said of the body. We should care about it and take care of it in such a way that glorifies the Lord. We need to care for the outside by being careful what we do to the body and put in the body, and we should care for the inside by filling our minds with the things of God instead of earthly, temporary things.
A Prayer to Remember
I am not my own. I am yours and my body belongs to you. May I always glorify you in what I say and do.