Temple Care

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 ESV)

Many of us have different views on Gods standard of taking care of our bodies. Some still subscribe to the belief that excessive eating, smoking, intake of prohibited drugs is okay because the Bible doesn’t have a direct command against it.

Friend, God is very clear about His standards of taking care of our bodies. This was made clear to me when I encountered the word “Temple”.

If you believe that the scripture above describes our bodies as a temple, then go back to the Old Testament and see how the temple was built, see how God was so involved with every detail, see how God abhorred the desecration of the temple, and know that the temple made in excellence was not man’s but God’s.

Taking care of your body is not advice, it is a command. It’s not your body; it is God’s because Christ bought you back with His blood.



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