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. Then, I heard his friend tell him to watch his language. He told the other teen he needed to watch his language because they were in church.
I found the encounter interesting that they wanted their behavior to be different since they were in church. They knew to behave a certain way at church, but totally that they had the Holy Spirit living inside them.
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, not just at church but everyday.