I am not my own

God's property tag

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 honour God with your bodies.

– 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

I am property!

It’s a weird concept to grapple with in a world where I am taught not to care what others think and to follow my heart’s desire because I belong to no one except myself.

Paul challenges our tendency towards self-absorption and narcissism. He constantly warns us against putting misplaced value upon ourselves.

God paid the highest price for me. Not because I’m worth it. Not because I earned it. But because He loves me so much.

I am His. And miraculously, undeservedly, that makes me precious in His sight. (Click to tweet)

I’m happy to belong to Him. How about you?


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2 thoughts on “I am not my own

  1. rmwk100 March 13, 2014 at 10:33 am Reply

    I’m so touched to read your blog entries, because we are working on such similar lines. I recognise the inspiration you receive, because it is so similar to the way it happens for me. I find this awesome, in the old-fashioned sense. You could be writing for me! Thank you so much for sharing your writing, and being you XXXXX

    • vulnerablechristian March 13, 2014 at 10:46 am Reply

      Thanks so much, Ruth! I’m just trying to figure out this big old muddled mess of a world and working hard to understand my place in it! Thank you for commenting and sharing your own heart on this blog x Vulnerability rules!

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