November 09, 2018: SOAP #3263:   Job 34; 1Corinthians 4-6 Scripture:  1Corinthians (NIV) 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body. […]

November 09, 2018: SOAP #3263:   Job 34; 1Corinthians 4-6

Scripture:  1Corinthians (NIV) 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.

Observation:   This passage is about the body people call 'Leon.'
temple of the Holy Spirit.   He went to all that trouble to purchase me so that I could fulfill His original plan in creating man.
who is in me, whom I have received from God.   The one who took such pains in creating me, the one who sent His Son to purchase me by His death, He is the one who gave me the Holy Spirit to live in His temple.
not my own.   I belong to the One Who bought me!
bought with a price!     What an amazing price that was!   He was willing to pay far more than I thought I was worth!

Application:  What does that mean for my everyday life?   How am I to respond to such amazing love?   'Therefore,' Leon, 'honor God with your body!'   Talk and act like your body is the favorite castle of the Creator of all the Universe and He is presently in His favorite home!

Prayer:   Heavenly Father, your enemy, satan, has tried to convince me that I am not worth very much but the price you paid for me proves I am worth a lot to you!   You did not purchase me to be a place you visit on vacations, but a favorite place where you can enjoy living!   I know it is taking a lot of patience and effort on Your part to remodel me for your glory.  May the outside of this temple honor you and the inside please you.   Amen

Pastor Leon
Making friends for time and eternity!