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God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Take Care of God’s Home

Read 1 Corinthians 6:1 through 9:27

We are in the midst of one of the most difficult seasons to stay physically fit. Most people are regretting how much they ate over the Thanksgiving holiday and are dreading getting on the scale after all the holiday candy and desserts that lie ahead during the Christmas season. It is no wonder that one of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make is to lose weight. 

 

While what people do with their bodies does matter to God, weight was not what Paul was addressing when he penned his first letter to the Christians at Corinth.

 

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).

 

Paul was pressing the Corinthians to avoid sexual immorality. The Bible is clear. Those who engage in sexual sin must repent if they are to enter heaven. The condition of your faith will be reflected in your behavior. 

 

Thought for Today: Christians must care for their bodies and honor God through how they use their bodies. 

 

Quicklook: 1 Corinthians 6:12–20