At times, we take our bodies for granted by engaging in poor eating habits, not enough rest nor sleep, stressing, and abusing our bodies by unhealthy and unwise life choices. These can be detrimental to the body.
Over the last week, I have been going through a flu-like virus. While feeling a bit drained and somewhat achy, I have been reminded of certain scriptural references about our bodies and why we should take good care of them.
Some decades ago, prominent automobile manufacturers proudly promoted their cars as having “body made by Fisher.” The Fisher Body Corporation was well known and well respected for making high quality auto bodies. Far superior to the bodies made by the Fisher brothers, the human body, “fearfully and wonderfully made” and the “marvelous” work of God, exceeds them all. God-created, our bodies work in a kind of wonderful synchronization wherein each part functions in rhythm with the others. When one part is attacked, other parts are affected in varied ways. Though each part may have a different function, these wonderfully made bodies depend on each part functioning effectively in order for the whole to work at maximum effectiveness. Therefore we should give attention to each for the good of all. This can also be a lesson for the body of Christ.
Furthermore scriptures remind believers that we are the temple of the Holy Ghost and should treat our body as such. In the Old Testament, the temple was sacred not to be contaminated and desecrated with pollutants. We should consider the same. Therefore, with wisdom, we should take care of this body, giving attention to what we put in it, what we expose it to, how we treat it, and how we respect it.
III John 1:2 declares, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.” If we are to be in health, we must be reminded that health depends on many factors...with a major factor being how we take care of our “temple” which is a marvelous body made by God.
Affirmation: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14