20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body [g]and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20
The body is an important part of God’s plans. As a believer, learning how to glorify God in your body should be taken seriously.
9 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19
What makes our bodies sacred as God’s children is the simple truth that we are the temple of the Father. In the Old Testament, the ark of the covenant was kept in the temple. It was the place where God dwelt. Neither the priest nor the high priest could do what they liked in the temple because God was also dwelling there. The same temple was a place of worship. The high priest and the various workers of the temple were always there to lead the congregation in worship.
Today, your body has become God’s temple – the place where He lives and should be worshipped. You need to glorify God in your body because He bought it with His precious blood – you are not your own. It is unacceptable to allow anything to go on in the temple of God. You are His house – He lives in you, praise the Lord!
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we[l] shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a [m]mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 1 Corinthians 15:49-54
The body you have shall not be discarded. Your body has been given to you forever. The body is precious to God. God has some big plans for our bodies. You need o to understand the preciousness of your body so that you don’t end up messing up with it. You cannot do what you please with it – it is His body, His house, His building.
Do Everything To Glorify God In Your Body
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21
To glorify in Greek means to praise, honor, or magnify. It means to properly weigh up someone to the extent that he/she Is properly accorded the needed recognition and praise. Do everything to let your world know who owns your body. When you glorify God in your body, no one can take away your light from you.
Satan’s goal is to discredit the temple of God. Diseases, poverty, sin, and the likes should not be permitted- take a stand against them. The Father has made you His righteousness. Boldly live every day making sure to allow the things that glorify God to take place in you. He is Spirit – so only allow spiritual things to take place in your life. Don’t get tired of living for the Lord – His rewards are immense. Stay blessed
Read Further: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, Roamans 12:1-2
Prayer For Today
Father, In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I thank you for upgrading my body into your dwelling place. From today, have your way in my body. It is yours for your glory – let your power, honor, and praise be full in your temple. I thank you for your transformation power at work in my body. Amen