“Do you not know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
One of the most encouraging truths of the Bible is that God has gifted us with His Spirit. The Holy Spirit came from God to dwell in us, the gift of God’s holy presence, made possible by the blood of Christ. He dwells in us now in a permanent spiritual union created through our faith response to the grace of God.
This encouraging thought is also a challenging thought. The Holy spirit makes the place where He dwells holy. By living in us, He therefore makes our bodies a holy place. “Sanctuary” means a holy place for worship, for meeting with God. Our bodies are thus a sanctuary where we commune with God’s indwelling Spirit.
We are, therefore, called to glorify God with our bodies and NOT to use our bodies in ways that would compromise the holiness of God.
Lord, May we each be a sanctuary this day and every day for Your honor and glory. Help us to reject any compromises that might serve to dishonor You. Amen.