Take Care of Your Temple


“Take care of your temple,” the Lord reminded me strongly one day. “It is mine.”

We who follow Jesus are the temple of His Holy Spirit. He lives inside us! He lives through us!

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16 NKJV

“You are responsible for caring for it,” He continued.

We who follow Jesus belong to the Lord. We need to take care of what belongs to the Lord. Physically, emotionally, and spiritually, we need to take care of what is His.

“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?” 1 Corinthians 6:19

Jesus bought His followers with the blood He shed on the cross. He redeemed us in sacrificing His life for us to pay our sin penalty.

“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:20

So we are responsible for caring for ourselves in a manner pleasing and honoring and glorifying to God!

“It is mine,” the Lord said.

What is His? We are! Our hearts, our minds, our bodies, our lives are His!


Are you glorifying God in the way you have been taking care of His temple?

Let us resolve to glorify God in our thoughts, words, and actions – including in the way we take care of our bodies! Day by day – and forevermore!

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