Today’s Scripture: 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¬†Corinthians¬†6:19-20

Is Christ your life? We get so wrapped up in our day-to-day existence that we often forget for Whom we are living. Rather than focusing our lives on bringing glory and pleasure to God, we strive to please ourselves and the world around us. We go about life as if it was our own. But once we are saved, Christ is our life.

Sadly, many believers live as if someone else was their reason for living. With the temptation to continually seek luxury, popularity and entertainment, living for yourself can be an easy trap to fall into. In our society, there is no shortage of ways to live to please our flesh instead of living to glorify God.

When an unbeliever looks at our life, what do they see? Do they see a young adult only concerned with fitting in, or a businessman consumed completely by his job? Unbelievers should be able to see a difference in us. Our lives are no longer our own, but the Lord’s. We have been bought with a price.

Who are you living for? You may be a teen striving to be popular at school or an adult consumed by getting the latest technology. Perhaps you are a single woman always living for the newest style this world has to offer. Remember, “ye are not your own.” Take a look at your life. Don’t exist for self. Live for the One Who bought you with a price.

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder