“Therefore, never let sin rule your physical body so that you obey its desires. Never offer any part of your body to sin’s power. No part of your body should ever be used to do any ungodly thing. Instead, offer yourselves to God as people who have come back from death and are now alive. Offer all the parts of your body to God. Use them to do everything that God approves of. Certainly, sin shouldn’t have power over you because you’re not controlled by laws, but by God’s favor.” Romans 6:12-14
I’d love to throw this up there, and be like Repent; Sinners! And then just walk away and continue my day, but the fact is; no one is exempt from the wrath of sin, not one. We all are guilty of damaging our own bodies, whether it be through alcohol, drugs, the effects of pornography, physical mutilation, whatever it might look like in your life. We are responsible for our bodies, because the bible states that our physical bodies is where the Holy Spirit makes his home (1 Corinthians 6:19.)
So why is damaging our bodies so appealing? Thanks to Mtv’s “Jackass” we were able to see our generation at it’s (not so)finest. Putting their own bodies at risk for others entertainment. We are also in a culture obsessed the temporary satisfaction that alcohol brings, and the temporary high that any number of drugs bring. And pornography is just something that every man does as far as the world is concerned, it’s a natural thing according to our generation, so the effects that come with it, are natural too.
Our bodies were made for so much more, then the pleasure we can give to ourselves, or to others. It was made as a vessel. A way to transport the message we were sent to this earth to preach. We are not our own. I think that if we can get it through our heads that our bodies do not belong to us; then and only then, our generation would realize just how valuable our lives are. We were made for more than just this world we live in. We were made to make a difference.
“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; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20