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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Today's Verse : 1 Corinthians 7:4-5


July 4, 2012

The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her
husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him
alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by
mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to
prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you
because of your lack of self-control.
-- 1 Corinthians 7:4-5

In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Paul told us that our bodies were not
our own, but that we had been bought at a price. Once again in
chapter 7, he reminds each of us that when we marry, our body is
not our own, it belongs to our spouse. We are to use our bodies to
bless, please, and bring fulfillment to our marriage partner. This
is crucial to our marriage relationship and also to please God!

Holy and loving God, Abba Father, please forgive me when I have
cheapened myself by not treating my body as a gift to you. Whether
it is in marriage or whether it is as a single, I want to use my
body in a way that is holy and pleasing to you (and to my marriage
partner). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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