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I Corinthians 6:19-20

Posted by Harry Ironside on

I Corinthians 6:19-20 "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? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."

 

God would have us realize that the body, which is such a wonderful evidence of His power and wisdom as our Creator, should be used for the glory of Him who gave us being and died to redeem us. To abuse the body by pernicious habits is to displease the Lord, and is wrong done to ourselves.

 

The salvation purchased for us by Christ's atoning death is threefold. Spirit and soul and body (1 Thess. 5:23) have all been bought by the blood of Christ and all are to be devoted to His glory. We cannot grow in grace if we are indulging in sinful and fleshly lusts of any kind. Carnality is the bitter foe of spirituality. The body and its appetites are to be kept in subjection by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 9:27). Only thus can there be success in the Christian race (Heb. 12:1). The body is to be yielded to Christ (Rms. 12:1), and not to be polluted by that which would impair its usefulness, under the guise of Christian liberty (Gal. 5:13). - H.A. Ironside

 

"I have been bought with a price -

A price no pen can compute;

The wondrous grace of the Buyer

Forbids my soul to mute.

Redemption, the price of my pardon,

Unties the string of my tongue -

The price of my gracious Redeemer

By me shall ever be sung.

 

I have been bought with a price

The Eternal was willing to die,

That I a poor worm of the dust

Might share His glory on high.

Oh, wonder or wonders, that He,

The Creator of heaven and earth,

Should assume the form of a servant -

Like sinful mortals have birth!" - Anon.

 

Have a great day,

Pastor Dan

Matthew 5:14

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