This week, I posted on the book of 1 Corinthians. It was great to look at it and relate it to my own life. There was a lot of information in the few verses I discussed to help live out a life for God. I will talk about each verse briefly and what it meant to me.
1 Corinthians Post 1: This post’s verse is 1 Corinthians 6:19. It states, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself” (NLT).
This verse means that we are to live and treat our body like a temple of God. Basically, we are to take care of our bodies and not let sin come in. God lives in us, and our bodies are His because He bought us at the cross. We do not belong to ourselves anymore. We are free from it. We can freely follow God and let Him do His will through us.
I like this verse because I love to work out and make my body the best it can be for God. I want my temple to shine for God. Even though it is not mine, I want to make it great for God. It is also just healthy in general physically, mentally, and spiritually to have an athletic body.
1 Corinthians Post 2: This verse is 1 Corinthians 10:13 and it says, “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure” (NLT).
This verse means that there is no temptation that someone else did not have. There is always someone to talk to with what you are struggling with. God is faithful as well. He won’t let something come upon you that you cannot handle with God. Jesus went through everything on earth that we go through, and he did it without sinning or falling into it. So, God lives in us and guides us through temptation so that we don’t have to choose it anymore. He bought us and our sin. We just have to choose Him.
I love this because I am tempted a ton in college. It is so easy to go out and drink with friends at parties, but then God reminds me of my true purpose and gives me a way out. I choose God because I know only He can satisfy me and what I am truly created for. If I do go out and party though, God will still take me back because He is so merciful. If I keep getting tempted and sin, then I can talk to friends about it and they can help me because I know they have been tempted in the same way.
1 Corinthians Post 3: This verse is 1 Corinthians 12:12 which says, “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ” (NLT).
In summary, this verse means that in order for the body to be a body, the parts have to be there. The parts make up the body, and without them, it couldn’t function. For the body of Christ, the members are the parts. They are the hands and feet of Christ. We are the vessels that God works through as well. Without the members, the body cannot function properly.
This verse helps me to understand that I have something to offer. I was created for a purpose. I have gifts and talents unique to others. God made me to be apart of his body, and I am going to be the best foot, hand, or heart that I can.
In summary, 1 Corinthians has a ton of knowledge for people just coming into the faith. It can help people to understand to look to God for everything. We are all apart of the body of Christ, and we should treat each other and ourselves as such.