1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT)
19 Don�t 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, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

The Apostle Paul spoke out to the Corinthians about sexual sin. Some believed their freedom in Christ allowed them to commit immoral acts. So Paul reminded them their bodies were a temple for the Lord showing to God�s glory. They belonged to God therefore they must give Him the respect He is due.

Have you ever seen an abandoned building decline over time? If the building is not kept up weeds begin to grow up through the parking lot. The outside starts to deteriorate and even crumble. Passersby disrespect the building by throwing trash upon the grounds or spray painting the walls. Eventually the inside starts to decay. This could be a description of someone�s spiritual life. If we allow ourselves to be empty and don�t fill our lives with the presence of God we begin to deteriorate as well. Sin will take root. Our lives can start falling apart. Respect is lost for who we are. Don�t forget your bodies; your lives are for the living Lord. Fill your life daily with God�s holy word.