1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.”
I meditated on this passage just a couple of months ago – why am I back here again?
I don’t know about you but occasionally the Lord leads me to a very familiar scripture over and over again. Sometimes I gain new insight from it, sometimes it is a reminder to me; a checkpoint.
What have I done about this lately? Even as I continue my journey of healthy living I wonder if I need to alter my perspective a bit. I easily dismiss the idea that this physical body I reside in is the temple but when I read scripture I am admonished. This slightly short, slightly saggy, physical body is a temple to the Lord.
We paint and repair our homes as they need it and as we are able, we also need to care for our temples; our bodies. It would be remiss to allow a temple to fall into disrepair.
So there it is: I work on my body, I work on my spirit, and I work on my mind, all together, all separate. In this work I will come to love the Lord with all that I am.
Thank you for the lesson to remind me that even though my body is not spirit, they are intertwined. As I work on each one help me see the connectedness and the benefit in all. Do not let me neglect any so that I continue to move toward complete love in you and through you. Amen.