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?
For ye are
bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. The temple of the Holy Ghost
A holy temple is considered the house of the Lord. Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. By keeping the commandments and living righteously, you invite the Holy Ghost to be your “constant companion” (
Doctrine and Covenants 121:45–46).
“Each time you look in the mirror, see your body as your temple. That truth … can positively influence your decisions about how you will care for your body and how you will use it.”
President Russell M. Nelson, Oct. 2013 general conference.
Jesus Christ paid the price for your redemption, both physically and spiritually, through His atoning sacrifice.
I tremble to know that for me He was crucified,
That for me, a sinner, He suffered, He bled and died.
To glorify God means to honor and praise Him. You can glorify Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in your thoughts, words, and actions.
“Let us use our thoughts, our minds and hearts, and our bodies with the respect and dignity worthy of a sacred temple given to us by our Heavenly Father.”
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Apr. 2006 general conference.
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