You Are His Temple
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16–17, NRSV
Though Paul was speaking these words to the church at Corinth, they speak to us as well. We live in a body-conscious world populated with diet gurus, exercise clubs and beauty salons. Whole magazines are dedicated to healthy eating, stylish clothing and movie stars. As Christians, we have another aspect to consider about our bodies. We are literally temples of God. The Holy Spirit dwells in us. We are His households!
Think of it: God lives in me! I must be careful where I go, what I do, and what I think about. Just as David made careful plans for the temple, I will tenderly care for the vessel I am for the Holy Spirit.
FAITH STEP: Begin by choosing one thing to do that will improve the temple that is yours—exercise, positivity, healthy food—and make it a regular practice.
Contributed by Judy Baer
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