You Have Been Bought With A Price [1 Corinthians 6]

17But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 18Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. 19Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?20For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.


What does it mean to glorify God in your body?  The word glory means  "a correct estimation." In verb form it means to give a correct estimation.  Does what I do with my body give others the right opinion of who God is?  In this passage God is saying very specifically what does not reflect His character - sexual immorality.  Why?


v. 13 - the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body

v.14 - God raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power

v.15 - your bodies are the members of Christ

v.16 - anyone joined to a prostitute is one body with her

v.17 - but anyone joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him

v.19 - Do you not know that your body is the sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God?





GLORIFY (give a correct estimation, a correct reflection of) GOD IN YOUR BODY.


In John 17:20-22 Jesus prayed for us, "May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You.  May they also be one in Us, so the world my believe You sent Me. I have given them the glory You have given Me"  (Holman CSB). Christ gave us the correct estimation of God.  He invites us to be One with He and the Father so that our lives will reflect the God-head accurately.


Verna McCrillis, 11/15/2008