The body is for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body
Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
Exalted be the God, Most High, our wondrous loving Heavenly Father ! Praises and honor be to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, a warm and hearty welcome to this site. The subject verse from the first Epistle of Apostle Paul to the Corinthians seems like a general statement of truth. However, the verse reveals us a greater truth to live a good christian life. From the context of the verse, it is clear that the people of the Corinth believed that their sins are washed away. But they were of wrong belief that a person can do anything after cleansed by the blood of Jesus. Moreover, there are people even now who do the same things in these modern times.
Overcome Sexual Immorality
Man’s wishful thinking and succumbing to the lusts of the body surely distances him from God. Relating a person’s sexual immorality to just indulgence in food is very wrong on their part. Moreover, sexual immorality is a sin in the sight of the God. Indulgence in the bodily lusts only weaken our spirit and ultimately destroy our soul. As the verse says, our bodies are for the Lord. And if they are for the Lord then they are to be holy for He is holy. As another verse little ahead in this same chapter says:
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV
From all the above, it is very plain to us to say that we do not own ourselves. Our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit. By sexual immorality, we destroy the temple of the Holy Spirit. Therefore brethren let us put every effort to overcome this sexual immorality. Remember brethren, do not depend on your own strength, but on the Lord who overcame all this. Yes, let Jesus be our strength to overcome not only the sexual immorality but also every kind of weakness and temptation.
In Jesus’ matchless name lets us keep our bodies holy and honor the Almighty God. Amen.