1 Corinthians 4:1-7:40
1 Corinthians 6:19, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”
Imagine that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and one of the richest men in the world, wanted to give you 100 million dollars. There’s only one condition: you will receive it in 20 years if you follow his daily prescription for a healthier you. Would you accept that offer? Of course! Not only would it make you healthier, stronger, and more vibrant, you’d also be wealthy for doing it! What a sweet deal!
The scenario above may seem a bit far-fetched, but there’s another like it that’s not. In fact, this scenario is based on a guarantee given to us by God himself. When we live our lives according to the Bible and treat our bodies as God’s temple, we’ll receive a reward in Heaven far better than anything the world’s richest men could ever dream of offering us. Why does God bless us for honoring our bodies? Because Jesus shed His blood to provide us with salvation, we were “bought at a price” — an amount so large that we can’t even wrap our heads around the cost. So, the moment we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He dwells within us. Our heart becomes His home!
Remember, honoring your body through living a healthy lifestyle — physically, emotionally, and relationally — not only gains heavenly reward; it’s creating the right environment that’s worthy of the ultimate resident — Christ!
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for the price you paid to make my body Your temple. It is a tremendous gift that I never want to take for granted. Please give me the wisdom and strength to live in a manner that honors You and helps me be all you want me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.