Honor God With Healthy Living

1 Corinthians 9:27 (ESV): But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

1 Corinthians 6:12 (ESV): All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.

In regards to healthy living, these two verses really have a solid point.  Living healthy is a conscious choice. If you are, as 6:12 puts it, enslaved by something, you are out of control of yourself.  According to these verses, this is not how God would want us to live.  Do you agree?  If an addiction to soda pop or sweets or video games for example, is keeping you from living the healthiest life you can, I think it’s time to evaluate and obliterate those habits that hinder you from living healthy.

For Christians, it is entirely essential that we live in such a way that would honor the Lord.  Consider 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 which says, “…do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” I believe honoring God is more than just praising his name, witnessing, attending church, loving our neighbor.  You honor God when you take care of your body.  He gave you the body you have on this earth for a short time compared with eternity.  Don’t waste time and energy breaking your body down.  You can serve God better by being healthy.


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