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Verse of the Day (August 12, 2020)

Verse of the Day (August 12, 2020) #BMSeminary – {your bodies are temples} The physical body of each individual believer is a place where God is present (c.f. 3:16). The place where the Holy Spirit is at home must not be a place that is joined to prostitutes. {You are not your own} Believers do not belong to themselves and must not decide on their own-independent of the Lord and the Holy Spirit-how they should live. {bought at a price} The reason that believers do not belong to themselves (v. 19b). This image of a “cash payment purchase” refers to Jesus’ death on the cross. It refers to redeeming a slave through a cash payment (7:23) that Christ paid (Gal 3:13; 4:5) with his blood (1 Pet 1:18-19; Rev 5:9). {Therefore} The logical and necessary conclusion is that believers should honor God with their entire existence, including their bodies. [Zondervan Study Bible]

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