God does not live in temples
made by human hands.
Christian, make no mistake:
YOU are God's holy building.
"Have you forgotten...
that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit,
Who lives in you,
and that you are not the owner of your own body?
You have been bought, and at what a price!
Therefore bring glory to God both in your body and your spirit,
for they both belong to God.
"Remember: each of us are a temple in whom God lives.
God has said,
“I’ll live in them, move into them;
I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
So then, turn away from corruption and compromise
and leave without looking back.
Don’t link up with those who will pollute you
and I will receive and welcome you.
I want you all for myself.
And I will be for you as a father,
and you will be for Me as sons and daughters,
”says Almighty God.
With these promises ringing in our ears, dear friends,
out of respect for Godlet us make a clean break
with everything that defiles or distracts us,
both within and without.
Let us prove reverence for God
by making our entire livesfit and holy temples
for the worship of God
--1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:18-20; 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1.