Scripture: 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.
Explanation: We take for granted how much our behavior truly reflects our values and our value. In this passage, Paul is encouraging the Corinthian church to flee from ungodly behavior. He is specifically talking about sexual immorality, but the implications can be stretched to any area of life. Paul poses this question: Why would you unite something that is of infinite value (you in Christ) with something broken (giving into sinful behavior)? Paul poses two reasons for considering your life of infinite value. One is the fact that the Holy Spirit of God is now alive in you. When you are in Christ, you are the temple of the living God. His presence is with you and in you. The second reason is that your redemption was paid for with a price, the death of Jesus. Christ’s blood was shed to rescue you and give you a new life. Because the price paid for us is of infinite value, we are of infinite value to God, and the proper response to being given such a gift is to honor God in every way.
- What is one thing that stands out to you in today’s passage?
- What is the standard you use to define your value?
- If you use your standard, do you see yourself as infinitely valuable?
- What is one thing you would change about yourself, if you saw yourself the way God views you?