Our Bodies Are a Temple of the Holy Spirit of God: Part 2
Welcome back to our series of, Our Bodies are a Temple! In the first article [CLICK HERE] we discussed the need for Believers to take a look at their health and to care for their bodies, because our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Today let’s explore God’s reasons for us to care for our bodies and some practical ways to implement a healthy lifestyle.
Practically speaking, we cannot do work of any kind when we do not have physical and mental strength and stamina. God does not call us all to be physical laborers, but He does have a predestined plan for us to do good works. The Bible is clear that works do not save us, but that the Holy Spirit will equip us to do God’s work with sovereign purpose and planning (see Ephesians 2:8-10).
The Believer’s life is not a sprint… it’s a marathon. The Apostle Paul uses physical health to create a word picture for spiritual health. He compares the Christian’s life to a race (see 1 Corinthians 9:24-27). Paul knew that his body was meant to serve. We must have self-control and self-care to run this race of faith and life. How do we do that? By giving our bodies proper nutrients and staying active. We need to stay healthy physically, mentally and spiritually.
In the Apostle Paul’s letters to Timothy he uses athletic metaphors to teach us spiritual truths.
- “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come…”—1 Timothy 4:8
- “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”—2 Timothy 4:7
Paul’s focus was not referring to physical exercise in these verses; however he did indicate that he viewed physical health as a positive aspect of our lives. We are both physical and spiritual beings. While the spiritual aspect of our being is, biblically speaking, more important, we are to neglect neither the spiritual or physical condition of our health.
Our goal in physical activity should not be to improve the quality of our bodies for the approval and admiration of others. Rather, the goal should be to improve our physical health so we will possess more physical energy that we can devote to spiritual growth and God’s work.
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Jesus says in Matthew 5:14 that those who trust in Him are the light of the world and that He will not allow us to be hidden. In fact He says it is to be put on a lampstand so that it can be seen by all. He desires for all to come to Him. Allow Him to transform your physical health into a witness of His light for all to see.
Come back soon for more on our series of Our Bodies Are a Temple. We’ll take a look at what it means to truly care and love ourselves in a Biblical way.
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