Pondering the Word – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Here are a few questions that this passage provokes me to ponder. I will leave them without commentary because they are pretty convicting in and of themselves…
Does God consider sexual sin any different than other sin, and if so, why?
What are some practical ways that we can flee sexual immorality?
What comes under the category of sexual immorality?
Am I involved in anything that would be considered sexually immoral?
What kind of shape is my temple in?
What would the Holy Spirit have to say to me about the shape of my temple?
In what ways do I act as if my body belongs to me and not to God?
What changes do I need to make in this regard?
What can I do to better “glorify God in my body”?