For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:20
We have all heard the expression “Everything has a price” well you have been bought with a price also. Many Christians know that Jesus has redeemed us at the cross, but do you understand that when you enter into the “new covenant” with God it comes at a price?
So what is the price? When you truly accept Christ you also have been crucified on that cross. Your old self has died and your new self has been resurrected with Christ also. The price is giving up your old sinful ways and becoming a new creature. The price is to maintain your body is the “Temple of God”, free from sin.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19
When you become “reborn” your body becomes a “Temple of God” a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. Would you get drunk or take drugs in Church? Probably not, then why is it ok to pollute your body? You can’t expect the Holy Spirit to dwell in you, when your Temple is unholy.
Does that mean we all need to be perfect? Of course not, that’s not humanly possible, however we should strive to be like Christ. We should remember the wages of our sins was death, Jesus paid that price, and if we truly want to accept his grace we need to repent or turn away from our old lives.
The good news is Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sins, so we didn’t have to. Putaway your old ways and become reborn in Jesus name Amen