God has given us our body to do His work. A healthy body gives us the energy to do His work. As Christians taking care of our bodies is taking care of the place where the Holy Spirit dwells.
Beloved in the Lord,
For the next one week, we’ll continue to talk about, WHY IT MATTERS WHAT WE DO WITH OUR BODIES!
Today’s focus is on, BODY & SOUL.
May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us today.
SCRIPTURE: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship”.( Romans 12:1 NIV)
If we make the soul the focus of our spiritual life and downgrade the body, we can argue that the body is spiritually irrelevant. God (we might assume) is only interested in the spiritual side of us; the body is of no concern to Him. The mentality might be common in the church today, but it is profoundly unbiblical. We might think it doesn’t matter what we do with our bodies, but the bible repeatedly and powerfully shows us this is not the case. Through scripture we know that God values our bodies, and our bodies are said to be a temple of the Holy Spirit, and we are called to take care of and honor God’s temple. God’s words lead us to use our bodies and the gifts He has given us to achieve the will of God.
Source: culled from, Sam Allberry: What God Has To Say About Our Bodies
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)Salt and Light Ministries
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