Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit [which] is in you, [which] you have from God, and you are not your own?
The apostle Paul described a converted Christian as a “temple of the Holy Spirit.” Because of Jesus Christ’s willingness to die in our place—to pay the death penalty for us—we can repent, be baptized and receive the priceless gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). True repentance and conversion mean that we become “slaves of righteousness” (Romans 6:18). We must be led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14) and recognize that we are not our own.
As Paul also wrote, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
For more about how Jesus Christ lives in us, see “Christ in Us: How Does He Live in You?”