Rent vs Own

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1 Corinthians 6:19(KJV)
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?

There is something about the mindset of owners that distinguishes them from renters. Owners take pride in their work and see to it that their property has the best of everything. They don’t take shortcuts, they don’t use cheap materials, they don’t ignore codes, and they make sure everything lies within proper specifications. Owners understand that their investment must be able to withstand the wear and tear of time.

Renters, on the other hand, may care about what has been loaned to them, but their commitment is a step removed. They may be careless with what they have because the final responsibility does not rest with them. If renters must make an investment in the property, they are usually more concerned with cost of materials than quality of workmanship, and because the asset does not belong to them, they expect to be reimbursed for any and all expenses.

Your body belongs to God. You are an example of his workmanship; He has spared no expense. He made the clock in your heart to keep the beat on time. He made the cooling system in your brain to keep your body at the perfect temperature. The alarm system in your blood is able to spot enemies and launch an appropriate response; the ventilation system in your lungs wards off airborne pathogens; the irrigation system in your kidneys keeps the environment moist, and the sewage system of your colon flushes out undesirable elements. God did all of this for you so that you could have the best life possible. It would be wise to work with the owner, and not be careless with what has been loaned to you—doing so can ensure that He is not constantly being called upon to make repairs.

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