“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.” 1 Cor. 6:19-20
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
In the Old Testament, there are several chapters dedicated to the specific qualifications for building and maintaining the temple. To a person that has no interest in architecture, it might seem like those verses are useless. But, we know that God does not waste His time. I personally feel He put those verses in the Bible to show us just how important it to him that we take good care of our temples. Jesus was angry when He saw the moneychangers defiling the “house of prayer” (temple). Because God’s spirit now takes residence in whoever asks for Him to abide in them, a person who is saved becomes the temple of the Living God. How have you been treating God’ s temple? The body He gave you, although it should never be worshiped itself, should be respectfully taken care of and maintained. Anything less than that, is dishonorable to a God (who fashioned YOU in your mother’s womb). If your cholesterol is too high, if your doctor has advised you to loose a few pounds, or the choices you make for your health and well being is not something you would wish for your children to inherit, ask God to help you take care of yourself. We believers have a responsibility to reach the world. The world will not want what we have if we are not healthy or happy in our own bodies! Let God know how much you appreciate Him, by taking good care of the house He dwells in.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the temple you gave me. It is the only one I have while I am living on earth; and I want to treat it with the honor that you want me to give to it. Lord, there is a thin line between healthy maintenance and unhealthy obsession. Please give me wisdom and discernment when it comes to doing what is best for my physical, mental and spiritual self, as I know they are all connected. I ask that you remove all guilt for doing what you commanded me to do–taking care of my temple. I pray that you replace it with a healthy resolve and a fresh commitment to always take care of whatever you give me with honor and respect. In Jesus’ precious name, to be a healthy shiny beacon of your glory, Amen!”
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