Because Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, I have been bought with a price and belong to God. The concept that we belong to God gives me hope, assurance and confidence for living. Someone, the greatest someone in the Universe, God, cares about me and loves me. He loved me enough to sacrifice greatly on my behalf, by sending Jesus to redeem me. 1 Corinthians 6:19,20 ” Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” When we accept Jesus as our Savior, His Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us. Jesus died so that this transformation within us would be possible through faith in Him. Paul is saying we owe a debt of gratitude for the amazing grace God bestowed upon us. We need to treat our bodies- mind, soul and spirit with the upmost care as that saved body and spirit came at a high price. What makes this so amazing is that Jesus did it freely with no obligation on our part. We cannot earn it nor did we deserve it! Humility and obedience are the way to honor God with our bodies in return for His grace to us. He has a purpose and a plan for us that will bring peace, joy and hope to us and honor to Him.
Suggestion: take time today to focus on a way to honor God in your mind (in prayer or holding thoughts captive to Christ), in your speech (words you say to others) and in action (with your body as you look to helping others). Seek to glorify Him today!