Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19 – 20 NLT)
What did Paul mean when he said that our body belongs to God? Many people say they have the right to do whatever they want with their own bodies. Although they think that this is freedom, they are really enslaved to their own desires. When we become Christians, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us. Therefore, we no longer own our bodies. That God bought us “with a high price” refers to slaves purchased at an auction. Christ’s death freed us from sin but also obligates us to his service. If you live in a building owned by someone else, you try not to violate the building’s rules. Because your body belongs to God, you must not violate his standards for living.(Tyndale Study Bible)
What comes to my mind? How many people do you know that have perfect bodies or close, yet their minds are not in the right place? I don’t think scripture excludes one or the other. It’s the whole body.
What makes a good physical body is a daily exercise. So what is your daily mental exercise? I have a suggestion, the Bible. Just like we exercise our physical, we should have our mental as well.
My experience has made me realise that the pleasures of the flesh are short lived. The pleasures of the mind are lasting.
When you wake up with a hangover, all you have done is numb your mind and that hazy feeling, you can’t think clearly. No desire to do anything. If you were fresh, the desire would be present.
Apart from our bodies being a temple, we only get one. Whether you believe or not, I can’t think how we abuse our bodies. I am not excluded here.
A friend was visiting, and she was saying that her New Year resolution is to get healthy. A healthy mind will lead to a healthy body. So a man thinks, so is he.
“Lord, I pray you guide me to mental health, so that I can be your temple. Holy Spirit fill me with God desires. God, I thank You for caring for me and revealing these truths. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen”