A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, Aug 30
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
This is a tough one. How far do we take this? There certainly are many who have illnesses or injuries or even congenital issues which keep them from being able to use their bodies fully. But this verse only tells me to honor God with my body. So, the body God gave me, he intended for me to honor. What am I capable of doing to honor God? I should not ignore medical issues but should not be overly attentive to superficial issues of appearance. I should be physically active. I should be clean. I think I do some of these things regularly, but certainly could be more consistent. I am so thankful for ‘my’ physical being, but it does belong to God, after all.
Holy Father, you have given me a healthy strong body. I will try not to dwell on small aches and pains, but will be mindful of making healthy and honorable choices. Your Holy Spirit lives in me. Amen
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