You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. —1 Corinthians 6:19-20

God made your body and gave it to you. As Psalm 139:13 says, “you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” He then bought you out of slavery to sin at the price of Jesus’ shed blood on the cross. He bought all of you: body, soul, and spirit. So he is the owner of your body, and you are the manager of it, caring for it and putting it to work on his behalf. Your body is a priceless gift on loan to you, to be used for his glory.

Therefore, God calls you to treat your body with respect. It is holy to God, and he trusts you to care for it. What do you plan to do with your body today? What will you feed it? How will you care for it so that it works well for many years? What exercise does it need? How much sleep? What work would honor him?

Food for Thought: Your body is a tremendous gift that God lends to you so that you can use it for his glory.