Your Body and Jesus

Daily Devotion|Day 268

“. . . Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body” (1 Corinthians 6:13, NKJV).

God made you special. The fact that He made you in His image and likeness tells it all. But there’s more. As a Christian, the death and resurrection of Jesus has made you even more special. There’s something about you and Jesus you need to understand. You are bound by a strong supernatural chord. You both are joined to the point that you are in Him and He is in you. This is literal, not figurative. His life is your life. His glory is your glory. Think of yourself and Jesus as distinct but inseparable. This understanding will form the basis for how you experience the Christian life.

What has your physical body got to do with Jesus? Everything.

 Before we continue, take another look at today’s opening Scripture. It tells us something important about the body. It says that the body is not for sexual immorality. Next, the Bible tells us the body is for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. This means there’s a covenant between your body and Jesus. This covenant dictates the terms of how you use your body. Because of Jesus, your body is not an ordinary thing. It is sacred. Whatever you do with (or to) your body, you implicate Jesus. This is the basis for Christian morality regarding the human body.

 What we do with our body is more than a moral issue. It is a covenant issue with far-reaching implications for us and Jesus. It makes no difference whether you’re married or not. When you treat your body well – in chastity and purity – your body becomes a pleasing sacrifice to God. As a result, you create the right environment to receive the covenant blessings.

Your body is precious to Christ. Handle it with care.

BlessingMay the Lord’s favor accompany you in all your ways. Amen.

For further studyRomans 12:1-9 and 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

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