Honoring God With Our Physical Bodies – DAY #16: Firm Foundation October 21-Day Devotional

Monday, October 23, 2023 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

  Honoring God With Our Physical Bodies 

Lesson by Jonathan Hudson

Corinthians 6:19-20, Do you not know that your body is a temple 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 body.

The focus Scripture states, “Our body is a temple” and we should “honor God with our body." The question is: How do we honor God with a physical body that has limitations, ailments, and at some point will no longer function?

Try to think of honoring your physical body like buying a brand new vehicle. A vehicle is a depreciating asset - it will, over time, lose its value and eventually cease to operate. But, we still make the effort (or we should) to get oil changes, rotate tires, get car washes, respond to recalls, and get repairs to maintain the vehicle. In that way we honor our purchase, and showcase good stewardship.

We were bought at a price, more valuable than a vehicle because of Christ. We should be good stewards of our bodies, because unlike a vehicle, we cannot buy another physical life. This means exercising, eating well, resting well, going to the doctor, and treating your physical body like it has been paid for, as our Scripture alludes. It is a daily mindset of personal growth. Because when the body prospers, the spirit and the soul can too.

Luke 22:39 says, “Jesus left the upper room with his disciples and, as was his habit, went to the Mount of Olives, his place of secret prayer.”

Doing something as simple as taking a walk, God can provide insight and revelation for your life. Jesus knew that in His place of prayer (which we can assume was a remote mountainous destination with a challenging uphill hike) He could be alone and hear from God.

I am truly grateful for my body that Jesus has paid for. The body that allows me to ride a bike, run, swing a tennis racket, a golf club, hike, and just enjoy God’s creation in nature and receive insight and revelation.

Our physical bodies are a gift, and should be honored as such.

REFLECTION QUESTION: What can I do daily to honor God with my body? 



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