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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today's Verse : 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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June 19, 2012


VERSE:
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your
own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your
body.
-- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
http://www.BibleStudyTools.com/search/?query=1+Corinthians+6:19-20

THOUGHT:
Yesterday, we were reminded of Solomon's great dedication speech
of the Temple in the Old Testament. Incredibly, Paul asserts that
God has taken up his dwelling inside of us through his Spirit, just
as majestically as he took up his dwelling in the Jerusalem Temple.
Our acceptability to God as his holy dwelling came at a great price
to him -- the death of his Son! How can we refuse to honor his holy
presence in us? How can we not live a holy life in response to his
grace?

PRAYER:
Forgive me, dear Father, for the times that I have lost sight of
the wonder of your presence within me. The gift of your Spirit is a
dazzling and humbling grace. Once again, Father, I pledge to
present my body as a living sacrifice to please and honor you as
your Temple. At the same time, I acknowledge that I need the
presence and power of your Holy Spirit to please and honor you as
your holy child. Lead me, cleanse me, purify me, and make me like
Jesus by your Spirit. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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