Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
1 Corinthians 6:19
The so-called “sacred-secular dichotomy” has its modern roots in the writing of a French sociologist who suggested that the primary characteristic of religion is the difference between the sacred and profane. Some have exaggerated this distinction by labeling Sunday as “sacred” and everything else as “secular.”
The quickest way for Christians to think about this is by using the biblical model of stewardship. In biblical days, a wealthy person might purchase a servant and make him the steward of his house and family affairs (like Joseph was the steward of Potiphar’s house in Egypt in Genesis 39). The steward’s entire life was devoted to pleasing his master. Just so, we are not our own; we have been purchased to be servants of Christ (Romans 1:1; 1 Corinthians 6:19). Our entire life, seven days a week, “24 x 7,” belongs to Him. Therefore, everything in life is sacred: family, job, recreation, ministry, finances—there is no “sacred-secular dichotomy” for the true Christian.
If this describes you, consider how you can please the Lord in all things today as His faithful steward (1 Corinthians 4:2).
For the Christian, all of life is sacred.
Paul B. Smith