Have you ever justified a decision by saying, "It’s my life." Or perhaps you have heard someone justify something by saying that they could do whatever they wanted with their life or their body. I would like to share with you, that your life and your body are not yours.
1 Corinthians 6 was written by Paul to the Corinthians. He was rebuking them for their immoral behavior, specifically fornication. Paul made the argument that not only does a person sin against God, but their own body. But he wasn’t through there. He continued by saying, "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" Ye are not your own. What a rebuke. God has given us this life on earth. We did not bring ourselves into existence; He created us. We did not deserve to be redeemed from sin, yet He paid the price. Our entire lives have been given unto us for our stewardship.
So I guess my question for you today is: How are you stewarding your body and your life for Christ? Are you using your body and your life for God’s glory? I would like to challenge you, live the life God has given you with the understanding that it isn’t really yours. Every part of our being belongs to God, let us live in light of that truth.
"For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s." – 1 Corinthians 6:20