God’s Word: I Corinthians 6:1-20 (The Message)
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
Some of you may watch such Television shows as “Judge Judy” for entertainment. While you’re entertained, the lives of those in court are in chaos. Since you enjoy watching that let Me give you an assignment. Next time you watch the show see if you can determine what went wrong that got the people in that predicament. I think you will find that they have totally ignored My Word which would have prevented the problem in the first place. Was there no one in their lives to have shared the better way to live? Are you reaching out to others with my encouraging Word?
People who end up in court are often there because they have violated My Sacred Place. Your body is My Sacred Place—the place where My Spirit presides. In sexual sin you violate the sacredness of your own body, the body I gave you to honor Me. You honor Me by using your body according to the guidelines in My Word. When you ignore My Word you trample underfoot My Sacred Place. The consequences that result are those kinds of consequences that end you up in courts such as Judge Judy’s.
Christ paid a dear price for your body—death on the cross. To protect you from the consequences of misusing your body My Word shares how to live in your body in a way that glorifies Me. There is more to sex than skin on skin. Sex is as much a spiritual mystery as physical fact. As written in Scripture, “The two become one.” Since you want to become spiritually one with Christ, you must not pursue that kind of sex that avoids commitment and intimacy—the kind of sex that can never become one. So live that people can see Jesus in and through your body.
God’s Question: Will you remain in a Sacred relationship with Me?
God’s Promise: My Sacredness will complete you.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for inviting me into a Sacred Relationship.
I am Sorry I have not treated my body as Your Sacred Place.
Thank You for reminding me of this holy relationship.
Please Help Me So live that others can see your love through my love.