I have had a nagging earache and sore throat for a week and I was wondering why I was sick, then I remembered going out-of-doors with bare feet and no jacket to do some things in the yard, and again to clean off the deck outside my door. I didn’t bother to get covered because it was “just going to take a minute”, yes a minute too long I would say. So I was thinking about how many times I have heard someone say, “It’s my body, I am not hurting anyone but myself, heard more often from the very young. The old saying was, “If it feels good, do it,” and they “do it” to the max! Then when there is an STD a pregnancy, when someone’s heart gets broken because they thought that having sex with someone meant that person was “in love with them” and they find that it was just “feeling good” they are devastated.
When Jesus died on the cross and purchased our salvation, we became His! When you buy a new car would you appreciate someone opening the doors and dumping their week’s garbage in it, or light a fire that doesn’t burn it, just smokes it all up, or takes a key and goes along the side ruining the pain job? God paid a big price for us when He gave His only Son, Jesus, and what are we doing to ourselves, His Temple? We overeat, drink too much, abuse drugs, we don’t get enough rest and then we expect for God to keep us in tip-top health! We get in emotional trouble with someone and then blame God for it, saying, “Why does God always let this happen to me?” Did He? I was praying for someone this past week and I took their cause before the Throne saying, “God they have had enough trouble, I don’t know what is going on! I am not asking You why but I am asking You to help!” I finished that impassioned plea and then I got a little reprimand. I felt the Spirit speak to me and say, “I don’t bring these things onto people but I am there to help when it happens.” “Oh” I thought to myself, “I get your point, thank You!”
1 Cor. 3:16-17 You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you? No one will get by with vandalizing God’s temple, you can be sure of that. God’s temple is sacred—and you, remember, are the temple. If you are still with me, read this next scripture! 1 Cor. 6:16-20 There’s more to sex than mere skin on skin. Sex is as much spiritual mystery as physical fact. As written in Scripture, “The two become one.”
Since we want to become spiritually one with the Master, we must not pursue the kind of sex that avoids commitment and intimacy, leaving us more lonely than ever—the kind of sex that can never “become one.” There is a sense in which sexual sins are different from all others. In sexual sin we violate the sacredness of our own bodies, these bodies that were made for God-given and God-modeled love, for “becoming one” with another. Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.
As you can see in this scripture, God is serious about us taking care of ourselves in a lot of ways! One thing of which I am guilty is not taking a Sabbath! Oh I go to church, is that taking a Sabbath? No, that is going to church, and we should do that, but after God created the Heavens and the Earth, what did He do? He rested! My Sunday’s are very busy, so when I wear my immune system down and get sick, is it God’s fault? Yet I (we) expect God to keep us in tip-top shape, healing us instantly!
God gave us the commandments for our own well-being, we just need to obey them for optimum health and good feelings! The Bible is our “Users Manual” so use it!
Remember that you are God’s child, He loves you and He wants you to take care of yourself!