Glory to God!

12:30 AM


Welcome to Scripture Saturday!
Today, we begin our memorization of verses found in 1 Corinthians with 6:19-20….
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit with you, whom you have from God? You are to your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body."
 
Here is the amplified version…
"Do you not know that your body is the temple, the very sanctuary, of the Holy Spirit Who lives with you, Whom you have received, as a Gift, from God? You are not your own. You were bought with a price, purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body."
 
Matthew Henry commented on these verses, and I wanted to share his wisdom….
~ Every Christian is a living temple of the living God. God dwelt in the Jewish temple, took possession of it, and resided in it, by that glorious cloud that was the token of His presence with that people. So Christ by His Spirit dwells in all true believers. The temple was devoted and consecrated to God, and set apart from every common to a holy use, to the immediate service of God. So all Christians are separated from common uses, and set apart for God and His service. They are sacred to Him—a very good argument this against all fleshly lusts, and all doctrines that give countenance to them. If we are the temples of God, we must do nothing that shall alienate ourselves from Him, or corrupt and pollute ourselves, and thereby unfit ourselves for His use; and we must hearken to no doctrine nor doctor that would seduce us to any such practices. Note, Christians are holy by profession, and should be pure and clean both in heart and conversation. We should heartily abhor, and carefully avoid, what will defile God’s temple, and prostitute what ought to be sacred to Him. ~

Have a blessed and precious day everyone!

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