1 Corinthians 6:19-20
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.
You are not your own, for you were bought with a price.
So glorify God in your body.
Believers, it is prudent for us to ask each other, “Do you believe that you were bought with a price?”
And, “If you do believe, do you think that grace was bought cheaply or at a high cost?”
Too many times we treat grace is if it was cheap or common, just because we believe that we’ve received it as a free gift. But we have to ask ourselves that if grace is misunderstood, if it is tossed aside in favor of so many temptations of this world, can we say that we’ve ever really known grace? Just because someone holds up fools gold and proclaims “I’m rich” doesn’t mean that the rock in their hands is worth anything. Hebrews 12:15 warns us about falling short of the grace of God, and so many passages throughout the Bible make it clear who “shall NOT inherit the Kingdom of God”. Romans 6, Ephesians 2, and Colossians 2 all contrast being dead in sin to being alive in Christ for those who are bought with a price and who glorify God.
So the question I ask is, “Is your body a temple of the Holy Spirit that lives and abides within you?”
Can you show me? Have you shown me in your life today? With how you have treated others? With how you have handled stress and challenges and temptations? With how the Holy Spirit has manifest itself through your life as opposed to you just walking in the flesh like you did before?
If you haven’t, do you want to? Or are you satisfied with some concept of “cheap grace” and a “heaven ticket” that allows you to remain your own? Are you satisfied with glorifying your own self and your own passions and desires instead of glorifying God? Is the freedom that you really desire a “freedom from God, godliness, and rightousness” and a “freedom to sin and self fulfillment”?
There is a much better way. The “One Way”.
Make Him your master today. Accept His Lordship over your life. Repent from your ways and turn to Him, believe Him, and you too can be a dead vessel raised to new life.
You too can be the BODY OF CHRIST – the true church that is made up of children of God – not a building or denomination or gathering of dead, religious people.