Not only is the church something to be respected, but we ourselves are temples of the living God.
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people (2 Corinthians 6:16)
How are we treating our bodies? How do we treat the church? Since our bodies are God’s temple are we treating our bodies as we treat the church.
Let’s take it a step further. God dwells within His temple, His temple is our bodies, He dwells within our bodies. That means we are carrying God around with us wherever we go. Where do you bring God every day? Do you bring God to places that He would approve of or do you bring Him to places which you would be ashamed for Him to see.
Our bodies are not our own, they belong to the most high God, our Father in Heaven.
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:18)
How are you treating and caring for your body today? What things have you exposed your body to today?
How we treat and care for our body is how we treat and care for God’s temple, where God dwells.