Our Body as Temple of God – Prayer for August 8. Our bodies were created in the image of God. They are a gift from Heavenly Father to continue to become more like Him. We should care about our bodies because they are given to us by God and they are temples of the Holy Spirit. We should care well for our bodies he had given us because in such a way we honor him.
Bible Verse for Today
“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.” (1 Corinthians 6:19)
It is said that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit. All we are called to take care of our bodies and honor God’s temple. God the Father created our bodies, God the Son redeemed them, and God the Holy Spirit indwells them. We belong to Christ so we have Spirit of Christ residing in us. Christ’s blood purchased us out of the slavery of sin and set us free forever. And as Christian’s bodies are God’s temple, we are to use them to glorify God.
Our bodies are the sacred place, in which the Spirit not only lives, but is worshiped, and honored. How we behave, think and speak, and what we let into the temple through our eyes and ears becomes critically important as well, for every thought, word, and deed is in God’s view. We should keep our bodies pure by following the Word of God and having clean thoughts.
Our Body as Temple of God Prayer for Today
Lord, you have created my body in your image. I want to become more like you! I know that I should care about my body and in such a way honor you, my God. Lord, show me how I should treat my body like temple. Teach me make the right decisions continually improve my health. I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.
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