People say, “It’s my own body. No one can tell me what to do with it.”
But for God’s children, here’s the real deal:
But you can’t say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies…Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:13, 19-20 NLT)
I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God. Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him. (Romans 12:1-2 CEV)
And when we remember that God is loving, wise, and powerful, it’s pure joy to give ourselves to Him unreservedly, knowing that His plan for us will lead to ultimate joy and fulfillment.