Have you ever stopped to think about this? Our bodies are His temple. Well I have been digging into the Bible to find out if I understood this correctly.
Lets start with Romans 12:1-2 from The Message:
Now the NKJ version:
He wants us to present our bodies as a holy and acceptable living sacrifice. (Don't start thinking strange thoughts on me now at the word sacrifice!) As we live day to day God wants us to remain holy--clean in an unclean world. I know all too well that it is way too easy to start acting like everyone around me whether its saying bad words, reading filthy books, driving with an attitude, or treating someone with little thought of how they will accept what I have said or done. Its easy! Yet we are clearly told to be different, to not give in to the ways of the world.
Lets take a look at what the word yoked means so we have a better understanding of this scripture passage.
Yoke- a wooden frame for joining two draft animals: a wooden bar held on neck by thongs around neck. (Nave's Topical bible Reference System)
Yoke- #7 something that couples or binds together; a bond or tie. (Dictionary.com)
Plain as day, don't hang around or hook up with someone who does not serve the Living God. Yes, we are to show unbelievers His love, but we shouldn't spend all our time with them because they will bring us down to a worldly level. I for one do not want that!
For part 2 of this study we will look into verse 16 where is says, "For you are the temple of the living God..."
So, Choose to live a holy life!
I'll leave you with this: make the decision today to separate yourself from the worldly ways of your peers. Separate yourself from your non-believing friends by sharing time with them in short increments, and if you don't have many friends who serve the Lord Jesus you can find more who do.
Part 1= separate yourself from the ways of the world
Part 2= how our bodies should be treated since they are His temple