Body Temple

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1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

1 John 2:3 - 6 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

A house has a foundation; it has walls, doors and windows. A house also has a roof and a floor. In addition to the structure of the house it has furniture and people inside. With no furniture and no people it is an empty house.

The human body is likened to a house. It is likened not just to an ordinary house but to a temple. A temple is a house that God lives in. So God has made our bodies for Him to live in as well as for us to live in. The foundation of our body home is our set of beliefs. Our bones are also like the foundation of a house. That is why it was prophesied of Jesus that no bone of His should be broken. What Jesus believed was the truth which could not be broken. The doors of our house are our mouths, ears, and two other openings that are designed to open out only for liquid and for solid waste. Our eyes are the windows of our souls. We also have the gift of imagination which are also windows of our bodies. Most of us have a thatched roof and we try to keep the thatching in order so it looks neat. Our feet answer to the floor of our house. Who are the people and what is the furniture in our body temple?

Our habitual thoughts and feelings are the furniture in our body temple. Who lives in our body besides ourselves is such an important question that God has told us how to tell who lives in us besides ourselves. 1 John 2:3 - 6 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.