Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bought with a Price

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s Instagram read, “My new car. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita Supercar.” He of course included a picture and mentioned that his new car was for the “super rich.” Only three of these cars are available worldwide. Are you ready for the price tag? $4.8 million dollars! Could you imagine how you would treat a car worth nearly $5 million dollars?

On my trips to Israel, I never fail to go to the Temple Mount and remember the remodeled Temple of Herod the Great. He used enormous amounts of gold and silver for the project and made what ancient Rabbis called, the most magnificent structure ever built. It’s impossible to know how much it cost to build it, but some have estimated it to be in the tens of millions of dollars. That’s a ton of money two thousand years ago! 

Have you ever thought that you live in something more valuable than a Trevita or Temple? That’s right, your body is worth more than Mayweather’s car or Herod’s Temple. You are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, which has been poured out in you. What’s more, Jesus shed His precious blood at Calvary, willingly giving His body over to death, so that we might be cleansed from our sins and made His very own children. 

At such a price, how should we use our bodies? Certainly not to serve ourselves, but to honor the Lord. You were bought with a price - a very high price, I might add - therefore, honor God with your body. Use your body, which the Lord has purchased and forgiven, to serve Him each and every day, and in every way!

Don’t up 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, for God bought you with a high price. So, honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:10-20

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