“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; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 gives us a friendly reminder about the importance of not only renewing what’s on the inside, but also what’s on the outside. Think about it for a moment. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and should be treated as such. Would you let your church building look run down or distressed? Of course not! If repairs were needed to your church, you would renovate your church so that it stands as a shining beacon of Christ’s love in your community.
Therefore, shouldn’t we treat our bodies the same way and continually renew them so that they are able to carry out God’s purpose for our lives? In what ways do you need to renew your body? Renewal can look different for everyone.
For some it might be the need for a little more exercise or a better diet. It could be the need for physical healing. For others, it may be allowing God to renew you from a past sexual sin. Find where you need renewal for your body and allow God to work His healing in your life.