‘Glorify God in your body.’ 1 Corinthians 6:20 NKJV
One pastor writes: ‘I stood on every healing Scripture in the Bible. Finally I got so sick that I had to be rushed to the hospital. There they discovered I had five arteries completely blocked and scheduled me for a bypass surgery. When I came through it, I started questioning, “How could this have happened to me? I’m a pastor. I believe that God heals. I’ve prayed for others and watched Him heal them.” Then I remembered! I’d been warned repeatedly that my cholesterol and sugar levels were too high. I needed to change my diet, but I wouldn’t listen. I was addicted to fried foods and fatty foods. They were so tasty I couldn’t give them up.’
Jesus said the children of this world are wiser than the children of light (see Luke 16:8). The media and medical establishment are warning us daily to eat more healthily, yet often the church is silent. Tobacco, alcohol, and drugs can kill you, but so can eating unhealthy food! Paul writes: ‘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? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.’ (1 Corinthians 6:19–20 NKJV) You have an assignment from God, and a responsibility to stay healthy and fulfil it. Your body is the temple in which He dwells, and the instrument He uses. So seek to ‘glorify God in your body’ each day.
SoulFood: 1 Cor 12–14, Lk 24:25–35, Ps 68:19–35, Prov 25:17–20
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