What’s the Body Made For?

Series: Significant Other | Week 3: Sexual Formation: Part 2

Read 1 Corinthians 6:13-17

1. According to verse 13, what are two common assumptions about what our bodies are made for?
2. What does God say they’re made for?
3. Where do you see a connection between the physical and spiritual in these verses?

Culture has a lot to say about our bodies, and it’s often incongruent with God’s original design and His best for us. While the world tells us that our bodies are made to gratify our desires, God says we’ve been created for Him – to be in relationship with Him and bring Him glory. When He says to not engage in something, it’s because He wants something better for us. What we do with our bodies forms us into the person we’re becoming.

Galatians 2:20 says, “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Spend a few minutes reflecting on your daily routine. Are you doing something that’s solely focused on gratifying your desires at the cost of glorifying God? Are there any thought patterns that need to be redirected or “crucified”? Any activities that need to be reevaluated? Write them down, and take a step today to make changes. Share with someone close to you for accountability.

Want to go deeper? Read Romans 8:5-14, and write down the differences that are outlined between the world’s way of thinking and acting versus God’s way of thinking and acting. Use these verses as a litmus test as you analyze your daily routine.

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