Our Bodies are a Temple of the Holy Spirit

by Carrie Raab on October 13, 2011

Our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says,  “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

I believe the Lord is very serious about our bodies and how we are to take care of His temple.  I believe “taking care of our bodies” means to take care of it physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.  We are to glorify God in our body.  Our body consists of a soul and a body.  We need to ask ourselves, am I glorifying God in what I eat and drink?  Am I glorifying God in what I say and think?  Am I glorifying God in how I act and react?  Am I hosting His temple well or am I abusing His temple?

Since our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit…

seed bearing fruit- bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit

We are to take good care of our bodies… what we eat and drink matters! What we say and do matters! What we think matters!  What we put in and on our bodies, matters!  Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!

In the beginning, God created the garden.  He created every plant for seed bearing fruit. 
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”  (Genesis 1:29)

With all of the wonderful food choices we have today, do you ever wonder why God put fruits and vegetables in the garden versus french fries, candy bars, soda, and the like?  Maybe I am on an island here for thinking that way, but surely God, creator of all, the Alpha and the Omega, knows all and knows how He created us and what is best for our bodies.  Everything God created in the beginning was in its purest, rawest, most natural form.  Today, we rarely eat and drink from His original design.  His creation, His very best!

We all know the health benefits of eating raw fruits and vegetables and the health risks of eating fried foods, highly processed foods, and drinking soda.  So… why do we make these poor health choices? Why do we not glorify our bodies and give God our best?  I struggle, just like anyone else.  I am seeing more and more of His desire and best for us and I do want to please and glorify Him in everything I do.  I believe this will host His temple well and create a habitation for our King to dwell. 

 Besides that, you will live a longer, healthier, happier life. 

I know we all want to enjoy life and live it to the full, right?! (isn’t that what Jesus desires too?  “he came to give life and life in abundance”).  Making healthy food choices, exercising our temple both physically and mentally will help create that abundant life.  

Will you choose to say yes, that you want to treat your body as a temple of the Holy Spirit? 

I choose to say yes!  We know our body is a temple, so let’s treat it that way! :) Deal?  Deal!  Awesome!  I’m so glad you made that choice! It isn’t always easy, but knowing we have each other and there is support and accountability always helps!

A great way to start getting some or perhaps more of those fruits and vegetables in your body,that is your temple, is here.

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I’m here to help!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

good citi August 7, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Wish to call you ‘Living Oil Mom’, since my Mom always reminds me to eat well sleep well and protect my body


Carrie Raab August 8, 2012 at 2:40 am

Honored to be given that name! Thanks so much for stopping by! Thank you!!!


lucy qureshi June 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

first of all a big yhank you to our creator god. he choose to dwell in us. but yo you a million thanks for giving us those powerful verses which is god’s word, they are spirit and they are life and health to all our flesh. god bless you richly spirit,soul and body. in jesus mighty name which is above all names. hallelujah. thank you JESUS. amen


Kelli April 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

So much disease – physically, mentally & spiritually – this is a timely reminder. Thank you!


Carrie Raab April 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Hey Kelli! YES! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your kind remarks! Bless you!


Shanda Oakley December 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I’m duly convicted and needed to be. Thank you for the reminder.


Carrie Raab December 7, 2011 at 3:24 am

Thank you Shanda for reading my article! Bless you and yes, we need the reminders and one another. We are stronger in numbers and accountability is a beautiful thing. :)


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