by Scarlett Stough
We are called “the temple of the living God” (1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 6:16) because we have believed in Christ, have been baptized, and have received God's Holy Spirit which dwells within. Because we are God's living temple, we have a responsibility to keep idolatry out of our lives (1 Corinthians 10:14). We also have a responsibility to cleanse ourselves from sexual sins (1 Corinthians 6:18-20). Believers have a responsibility to avoid partnering with unbelievers in ungodly behaviors (2 Corinthians 6:14).
We don't have to guess what those ungodly behaviors are:
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hated, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
The antidote to these sinful acts is to allow God's Holy Spirit to lead and bear fruit in our lives (Galatians 5:10-18, 22-26).