Listen to today’s devo!

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? (1 Cor. 6:19)

There are times when our insecurities can get the best of us. We can think we are not worthy enough. However, God thought enough of us to send his Son to die for us on the cross. We were bought at a high price, but to our Lord, we are worth it.

Our bodies are meant to be a vessel for the Holy Spirit and should be treated as such. When we honor our bodies, we live in a way that shows reverence for Christ. Throughout this whole passage, Paul wanted the Corinthians to know that they were a part of God’s kingdom—including their bodies.

The same is true for us. Yes, one day we will leave these earthly bodies behind, but right now they carry something very important: an eternal soul. What we do with our bodies reveals who or what we are submitting to. By submitting to God, we yield to his will for our marriage, career, family, and entire life. His goal is not to control us but to protect us from what sinning against our own bodies can do to our spirits. These bodies we were given are not meant to be treated as something disposable but as something that is to be honored—something for which Jesus died.

Know that you are worth the price of eternal life.

Rachel Reigard is a NextGen Pastor at Bethany Wesleyan Church’s Palmerton Campus (PA). She serves alongside her worship and youth pastor-husband, Josh.

© 2022 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.