19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples 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 bodies. (NIV)
God the Father created our bodies, God the Son redeemed them, and God the Holy Spirit indwells them. The Holy Spirit resides in those that believe as Christ as the Savior. When we place our faith in Christ, then the Holy Spirit enters our bodies. The Spirit is with us forever. Christ’s blood purchased us out of the slavery of sin and set us free forever. Bought at a price of Christ’s blood. Christian’s bodies are God’s temple, and we are to use them to glorify God. How we behave, think and speak, and what we let into the temple through our eyes and ears becomes critically important as well, for every thought, word and deed is in His view. This is something to think about. Everything I say, see, think, speak, do, and hear are heard by the Holy Spirit. Wow, I had never thought about this that way. In my past, I had really failed with this. I chose to do things and let things enter my body that were not good for my temple. I did not really think about my body being a temple. Oh how I wished I had focused on this more from the age of 19-24.
I have pondered the temple in regard to what I place in my body as far as food. This too was not something I focused on my whole life. I try to choose foods that nourish my body. I am not perfect and I do on occasion indulge in foods I know are not the best like sweets and chips. I will pray that the holy Spirit will help me to make great choices to help nourish my mind, spirit, and body. There is always room for improvement.