Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself – 1 Cor 6:19 (NLT)
I remember one week at youth group, I heard one student say some swear words. I then heard his friend tell him to watch what his language. His reason for watching his language was that they were in church.
Isn’t it funny that we often watch how we act or what we say in church, without realizing that we have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us. That means that even more than watching what we say and do at church, we should be saying and doing things with our bodies that bring God glory.
This verse tells us that we no longer belong to ourselves. We should be aware of the awesome fact that we have the gift of God’s presence on the inside of us. This knowledge should inspire us to behave in ways that make Jesus shine through to others.