MEMORY VERSE: for ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians6:20
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Thessalonians 1-3
Paul said, “For ye are bought with a price”. The question is from who? According to Galatians 3:13, you and I were redeemed from the curse of the Law. Prior to our purchase, we were under the bondage of the law, sin, Satan and the world. Our master used to be Satan. Not only that, everything we owned used to be in his hands. Our future, plans, marriage, home, business, just name it, were in his hands. We basically existed at his mercy. The next question is who bought us? Jesus Christ. Galatians 4:4-5 says, “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the Law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of Sons.” What currency was used and how much was paid? We were bought not with gold and silver, but with the precious blood of Christ. Ephesians 1:7 says, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.”
1 Corinthians 6:20 says, “For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”Friend, you belong to Christ. I belong to Christ. We belong to Christ because He bought us with His precious blood. We are His property. Serving Him is no longer an option but compulsory. You cannot miss church service because you are tired. You do not miss work because you are tired. You cannot sit at home because you do not feel like going to church. You do not sit at home because you do not feel like going to work. Whether you are in the mood or not, you go to work. So whether you are in the mood or not, you must go to church. The devil does make people feel like not going to church so that they will not hear God’s word. God owns our body and spirit. According to 1 Corinthians 6:15, our bodies are members of Christ. As such, we are expected to glorify Christ in our bodies. Young brother In Christ, why are you ‘sagging?’ The top of your trousers or jeans is always below your waist, sometimes revealing much of your underwear. Is Christ glorified in your body when you ‘sag?’ NO! That body is not yours so you cannot wear anything you like on it. You cannot bleach your skin because it is the property of Christ. As a believer, you cannot draw tattoos on your body. Even if the tattoo is a cross sign, do not draw it. Even if it is ‘Jesus with a crown’ tattoo, it is forbidding. When a man replaces his natural tooth with a gold tooth, is Christ glorified in that? Friend, Christ is not glorified in your body when you do body modification. Why do you want a horn when you are not a cattle or goat? Why do you want a cat’s eyes when you are not a cat? Is Christ glorified in all these? NO! He gave you that skin color for a reason, so do not bleach it.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Every part of your body was given to you for a reason so appreciate it.
PRAYER: Father, help me to always seek your glory alone.
Bro Samuel | Reaching the world for Jesus.