Friday, August 20, 2010

"Your Body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit...And You are Not Your Own"

SPIRITUAL FOOD: "Your Body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit...And You are Not Your Own"

     The following verses remind us that we have to take care of our physical bodies. As Christians, we know that our spirit-man is already saved but in order to walk this earth, we need a healthy body to be able to completely fulfill our assigned purposes, for our own family and loved ones and for God's kingdom. Therefore, smoking, excessive drinking, and drugs are all bondages of the flesh that we need to remove through the help of Jesus by the Holy Spirit.
     
James 4: 14 "Whereas you do not know that will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for little time and then vanishes away."

1 Corinthians 6: 19-20  "Or 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 9: 27 "But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified."
Luke 4:18-19 (Jesus spoke this) "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor (in spirit); He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."

5 comments:

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Good point. It is this thought that keeps me on my diet and exercise!

Unnamed Psalmist said...

Amen and Amen!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Treating our bodies as temples, that's the best way to remind ourselves of the importance living a healthy life style.

P.S. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.
Blessings.

Doris

kulasa said...

God Bless your good heart. Thank you for such precious insight.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Carmen, I love your blog. It is so relevant to a spiritual life. I mentioned you on my HardworkinJudy blog.

God bless!

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