November 23 – God Requires The Sanity of Your Body
A human body is the temple of the Spirit of God; believers must keep it pure at all times. The Bible states, “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man (and a woman) does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians. 6:18-20).
God requires his children to honor him with purity of mind, body, and soul. He sees our body as his dwelling place which must be kept pure at all times. Any believer who avoids a sexual sin will be considered as God’s favorite, and qualify for his blessings. Meanwhile, an immoral person (someone who indulges in a sexual sin) faces some earthly dire consequences and also risks losing his or her soul to Satan in hell.
The scripture emphasized, “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). This Bible statement indicates that a sexually immoral person is offending God by misusing his or her body.
Dear God I understand that you are the owner of my body; you require that I must keep it pure at all times. Please forgive any unholy sexual activity that I have engaged in the past. Help me to start keeping my body pure and meet your holiness standard. Please help me to have discipline and stay away from any immoral activity (which would contaminate my body). Empower me by the Holy Spirit to keep the sanity of my spirit, soul, and body so that I can remain qualified for your blessings in this life and in heaven also. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
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