1 Corinthians 6:12-16, 18-20 NLT
You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything. You say, “Food was made for the stomach, and the stomach for food.” (This is true, though someday God will do away with both of them.) But you can’t say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies. And God will raise us from the dead by his power, just as he raised our Lord from the dead. Don’t you realize that your bodies are actually parts of Christ? Should a man take his body, which is part of Christ, and join it to a prostitute? Never! And don’t you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, “The two are united into one.” Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. 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, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
10 powerful Truths about the Body
Our bodies belong to the Lord. Verse 13
Our bodies are united with Christ… And if joined with him, are one in Spirit. Verse 15, 17
Our bodies are affected by sin. Verse 18
Jesus paid a price for our bodies when he died on the cross. Verse 20
The Holy Spirit lives inside our bodies. Verse 19
God cares about our bodies.
We must not sin against and destroy our bodies.
God has deposited treasures in these jars of clay (our bodies). Though wasting away outwardly, we are being renewed inwardly.
It is God’s will for us to properly care for the body. Verse 12
Our bodies will be raised from the dead Verse 14
Let us, therefore, not develop habits that abuse and overindulge the body.
Let us love, nourish, and cherish our bodies to the glory of the Lord.
Let us offer our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to the Lord the Lord
Let us develop a healthy attitude toward the body. Because our point of view about the Body can shape the way we see it or treat.
How do you see your body? How has your viewpoint affected your attitude toward it?