Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19

This section makes four powerful statements about our physical bodies. All four share a common concept summed up by the second statement, “You are not your own” As beings who innately struggle with pride, this is a tough pill to swallow, hard to even wrap our heads around. Even if we agree with it, we still always act like we are our own.

We are not our bodies, rather, we are souls inhabiting our bodies. As Christians, we have been bought, and paid with the lifeblood of Christ. The Lord bought us for a reason and for a purpose. That purpose isn’t to sit on a shelf collecting dust, nor is it to be another apostle Paul. We are to glorify God in the exact way he designed us to.

We all have unique circumstances in our lives, but we are all temples of the Holy Spirit. We get the privilege of serving him in ways no one will see … personal, private ways. Along with all the other less private ways we are able to. What a wonderful way to do life. It’s the highest calling anyone could have without the fear of being unable.

Jonathan Duncan

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