1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 - The Holy Spirits Dwelling Place.

1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 (NLT) Dont you 
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 you must honor God 
with your body. 


   God's Word says that our bodies and our 
minds are God's home, his temple. That's why the 
thoughts we allow inside are so important. 
Destructive thoughts damage God's home and steal our 
joy. Just as we strive each day to make wise 
choices about the food we put into our bodies, we 
must make wise choices about what we put into our 
   Each day, we have the privilege to fill 
our minds with God's Word and will. When we fill 
our minds with the world, it's garbage in and 
garbage out. But when we fill our minds with God's 
Word, its blessings in and blessings out.  
   It is impossible to keep all worldly 
thoughts from our minds, but we can lessen their 
influence by doing the following:  
      * Choose carefully what books, TV 
programs, and movies we watch.  
      * Choose wisely who we spend time 
      * Stay away from dangerous sites on 
the Internet.  
      * Share our choices with an 
accountability partner.  
   On a positive note, we can fill our 
thoughts - God's temple - with good things by doing 
the following:  
      * Start each day with "alone time" 
with God.  
      * Write our favorite Scripture verses 
on 3 x 5 cards and read them  
        throughout the day. 
      * Spend time with those who share our 
desire to put good things into our 
   Father God, I can see that when I choose 
you, I am choosing the best for myself and those 
good choices flow over into the lives of everyone 
I love, everyone I touch. In Jesus' name, Amen 
[Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional by John & Johnny 


   In the Old Testament, God dwelt in the 
holiest part of the temple. Only the high priest was 
allowed to go there, and only once a year (Leviticus 
16:2; Hebrews 9:7). Anyone who violated that law 
died. That's how holy the presence of God is in 
his temple.  
   But now, since God has raised Jesus from 
the dead and sent his Spirit to his people, your 
mortal body is a temple of that Holy Spirit. Your 
body is like the holiest part of the Old 
Testament temple. It is a sacred place. It matters to 
   Put your hand on your chest, close your 
eyes, and sit with the idea that the Holy Spirit 
dwells there now. Pray that God will allow you to 
fully embrace your body as his temple, so that you 
can honor it as a sacred place in all you do. 
   You are a temple where God's Holy Spirit 
has taken up residence. You are sacred space! 
[The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional] 

   Paul had just explained that "your body 
is the temple of the Holy Spirit" (v. 19). This 
is not merely a figure of speech. It is 
reality: your body is the Spirit's temple. Gods 
Spirit literally dwells within believers, and He 
uses our bodies for kingdom purposes. Believers, 
therefore, must honor God with their bodies.  
   That means we are to flee immorality, an 
infection that spreads its deadly poison like a 
contagious disease. When we reach out to sinners, we 
must beware of downplaying sin and lowering God's 
standards of holiness. Both our spiritual health and 
the condition of the church body are at stake. 
Don't be the carrier who starts an epidemic 
infection of sin. 
   In addition, we are to avoid anything 
that can potentially harm our relationship with 
Christ. Don't risk letting sin enter your heart or 
your life. Once God has set you free by the blood 
of Christ, don't walk back into bondage. Your 
salvation is too precious to treat carelessly. 
   Diligently guard your relationship with 
God - and honor Him with your body, a temple of 
the Spirit, so that your life brings Him glory. 
[Being Still With God Every Day by Henry Blackaby] 


   Every now and then, it seems that my GPS 
has a mind of its own. Ill be driving on the 
freeway, going to a destination where Ive never 
been before, and all of a sudden it tells me to 
turn right at the next off-ramp. It doesnt 
make sense, but I turn right. Then it tells me to 
turn left, so I turn left. Then it brings me back 
to the freeway. What was that all about? It 
makes no sense at all. 
   The Lord gave the Israelites an amazing 
GPS system: a fire by night and a cloud by day. 
It was very simple. When the cloud moved, they 
moved. When the cloud stopped, they stopped. At 
night when the fire moved, they moved. When the 
fire stopped, they stopped. 
   We might think, I wish I could have 
that, because a lot of times I dont know what I 
should do and where I should go. It would be so 
   As believers under the New Covenant, we 
have something better than a cloud or a fire. We 
have Christ Himself living in our hearts. This is 
only for the Christian who has believed in Jesus 
Christ. God takes residence in our hearts. We 
dont need a fire in the sky. We have the fire of 
the Holy Spirit in our lives, giving us the 
power to do what God has called us to do. 
   The Lord will lead us in the way that He 
wants us to go. Now, sometimes Gods will 
doesnt make sense. Maybe we think God is trying to 
ruin all our fun. But in time well realize 
that God knew what He was talking about all 
   A GPS isnt always right, but God is 
always right. And Gods way is always the right 
way. [By Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 


   You are not your own, for you were bought 
with a price. And that price was exorbitant - My 
very Life! I went through excruciating pain and 
humiliation as I sacrificed Myself for your sins. This 
was a gift of infinite value - an act of 
indescribable Love. However, only those who recognize 
their sinfulness, their need for a Savior, can 
receive this astonishing gift of Love. Hear My 
invitation calling out: "Come to Me, all you who are 
weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Sin 
is a terrible, crushing burden, but I have paid 
the price in full to remove it from you forever. 
   When you awaken each morning, say to 
yourself: "I am not my own. I belong to Jesus." Then 
keep in mind Whose you are as you make your way 
through the day, especially as you make plans and 
decisions. Knowing that you belong to Me helps you keep 
your feet on the path of Peace. This knowledge 
meets deep-seated needs. You can find spiritual 
and emotional security by remembering that you 
are Mine - My beloved. (1Co. 6:19; Mat. 11:28; 
Luke 1:76-79) [Jesus Always by Sarah Young] 


1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 - How Is Your Temple?:



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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