GUARDING GOD’S TEMPLE: PART 6
Your body is a “holy temple” belonging to God…but only if you are a truly “born again” believer. Your body is the habitat of Holy Spirit who puts the life of Christ into you.
I Corinthians 6:17, 19-20 (KJV) declares it. “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit….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 were bought with a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
I reiterate: this is the “born again” believer. I am not speaking of casual “Christians,” or “religious” ones, or those who give “mental assent” to God. It is not enough to simply “believe” in Jesus. (Even Satan believes in Him.) It is about Jesus being the Lord of your life, the One whom you unwaveringly serve.
If Jesus is truly your Lord, you will not willingly choose to defile your body (read: “holy temple”) with gluttony, opiates, tobacco, or alcohol. The choice is yours to make. Do you choose God (Father, Jesus, Holy Ghost) or do you choose fleshly indulgence?
Personally, I choose a holy God. I hope you do too.