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His Temple

Your body is important.

Consider the creation.

Everything in the universe, except the human frame, was simply spoken into existence. “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and the beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so” (Genesis 1:24).

Not so the body of man. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:26). “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7).

When Christ came to earth, He was made in the likeness of men and referred to His body as His temple. He said the resurrection of His body would be the proof of His deity (see John 2:18-22).

The coming resurrection reveals divine regard for our bodies. Christ was resurrected bodily from the grave, just as we shall be at His coming.

The most exciting fact about the Christian’s body is that it is the temple of God. This amazing truth should temper every thought and activity. Are you careful about your conduct inside the church building? You should be equally careful at all times. Your body is the dwelling place of God.

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