Day 4 of 21
Is taking care of our bodies worship?
Check out the 12th chapter of Romans. Paul encourages us to make our bodies "holy and pleasing to God." He adds that to do so is a "spiritual act of worship."
Let's state the obvious: God intends that we take special care of the bodies He has given us.
"Don’t you know that your body is a
sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you,
whom you have from God? You are not your own, f
or you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify
God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Taking care of our body isn't a "when I feel like it" ... it's a command. Do you see that now? And we don't have to take drastic measures. We can use common sense and discipline.
"Sow righteousness for yourself and reap faithful love;
break up your untilled ground. It is time to seek the Lord..."
Break up your untilled ground.
When I read this verse last week, I had to stop to dig a bit deeper.
What do I mean by dive deeper?
Well first, let's make this clear, "All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness." 2 Timothy 3:16 ... but I need help most days discerning what the author truly meant when they scribed the words thousands of years ago.
I like to search through commentaries (What is a Bible commentary? A Bible commentary is a series of notes explaining the meaning of passages of Scripture) for extra assistance.
Here are some examples of online (free) commentaries I use:
There are no shortcuts to a healthy lifestyle!
From the video today: What areas in your life are still "untilled"?
Comment below and tell me!