God Cares About Your Body

Series: Deconstruct | Reconstruct | Week 3: Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?

Read 1 Corinthians 6:12-14 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

1. How does Paul refute the argument, “I am allowed to do anything”?
2. What were our bodies made for?
3. What is God’s view of our bodies, and what will He do with them?

None of the Corinthian believers had grown up in church. They were first-generation believers immersed in a sex-saturated cultural landscape. They were saved, but they still needed to be sanctified. Paul wanted to help them understand that God created their bodies, He cares deeply for their well-being, and He created sex as a gift to be enjoyed by a man and woman within a covenant promise of marriage.

In our cultural landscape today, there are a lot of counterfeits being tossed out, luring us away from God’s design for sex with devastating consequences. The question isn’t, “Am I allowed to do this?” It’s, “Is this good for me, or will it make me become a slave to it?” It’s not just about what we’re doing; it’s who we’re becoming.

Why does God care about who you sleep with? Because He cares for you! You are an image-bearer of God. Culture wants to give you counterfeits, but God wants you to experience sex in the context of marriage as a rich expression of your whole person – body, spirit, and emotion.

Have you ever thought about your body as something that God cares about? How does today’s reading change your perspective?
Is there anything you’re doing with your body that’s not good for you or that’s starting to enslave you to it? (This might be related to sex, or it might be another activity such as an addiction or unhealthy habit.) Who are you becoming by what you’re doing?
What can you do this week to treat your body the way God would want you to?

Pray through these questions, and write down what God is prompting you to do next. Share with a friend, and take a step to apply it.

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Deconstruct | Reconstruct