Taking Care of the Temple

1 Cor. 6:19-20

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

Here we are at the first day of Spring.

Hopefully, it will start warming up outside so we can enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

For those of us who are Christians, our bodies our the temple of the Holy Ghost.

God wants us to take care of our bodies physically and spiritually.

There is no exact diet one needs to follow.

We nourish our bodies spiritually by praying and meditating on God’s Word.  The more time we spend with our Lord, the more we grow closer to Him and become spiritually fit.

Just like, the more we eat right and exercise, our bodies grow healthier and more physically fit.

1 Cor. 10:31

“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

We can eat right by eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains and unprocessed foods.

It’s okay to indulge once in a while. Moderation is key.

Some fitness experts say to indulge in a cheat meal or cheat day, when we can indulge in a delicious and possibly not-the-best-for-us food. But as soon as the indulging is done, we are supposed to continue our eating healthy journey.

While we may hear so much nowadays on so many different fitness/health platforms, it is important to take steps to a healthier you.

We may not know what God’s will is for our lives. If He plans on having us doing something a decade from now, He is going to want us to be able to fully give everything we have. If we develop a physical ailment, we might not be able to serve in the same capacity had we only eaten right and exercised more.

God can use anyone. Anyone that has or doesn’t have an ailment.

1 Tim. 4:8

“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”

The first part of the verse, “for bodily exercise profiteth little:”, I’m going to focus on the first four words, “for bodily exercise profiteth”.

It may be easy to look at the word little and think that we don’t really have to exercise at all because the Bible says it profits only a little bit. Well, for the sake of this post, I’m going to focus on that the Bible says exercise profits.

What do you love to do outside?

Walking, going on a bike ride, fishing, canoeing, playing volleyball or other sports?

There are so many different activities we can do. Pick one, two, or all and enjoy the outdoors.

God wants us to take care of our bodies.

We can have fun while doing it. We can indulge in avocado or sweet potato brownies right after (or before) we had fun outside doing what we love.

In what ways have you made eating right and exercise fun?




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