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Wisdom for Good Health

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March 28, 2022 12:00 am

Wisdom for Good Health

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March 28, 2022 12:00 am

Learn how God views the body and the disciplines we should follow to better serve Him.

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Welcome to the intense podcast for the child family for Monday, March 28 not an idea about health and fitness Bible counseling the truth with a focus on with them for good health. Here's part one of the series wisdom's way. How do you think God views the human body is he interested only in the spirit of the soul or does he have an interest in these physical bodies about all that's what I want to talk about because it's a tremendous issue today all the falsely going into health all the people who are doing everything they possibly can in order to discover the causes of disease and how people can be healed. What does God have to say about these human bodies of ours are we in turn, if you will. The first Corinthians chapter 6, I will talk about this whole idea of the wisdom that will lead us to good health.

Some things we can do to bring his good health.

Some things we do that will not bring his good health would bring is never an option so wants to see what God has to say because most of the time people think that God is interested in our spirit is interested in our soul, but he is very little interest in our human body list of what he says. As Paul writes here in person. In chapter 6, beginning in verse 19. What do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own. You have been bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body. Those are two short verses, but there very packed and someone read them again. Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own but you have been bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body that those verses are powerful because they say something about the human body that should affect our attitude toward our own human body and soul, not like for us to do is to look at this from God's viewpoint because the truth is the kind of wisdom that promotes good health involves God's viewpoint of the human body that is when we look at the human body the way the world looks at it, we see that primarily their interest is how it looks on the outside or how can we shape it up differently. How can we get more attractive and how can we gain attention. God doesn't do the human body. That way he views in something entirely different so what we have to ask is what God's view of these bodies. So let's think about what he says in this passage and the first thing I want you notices this and that is God's viewpoint of the human body is what that the human body is the temple of the living God is and what he says.

He says don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. For example, if you go back to the third chapter of the first Corinthians and what you notice hear what he says do you not know the 16 verse do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the spirit of God dwells in you and you recall that Jesus said to his disciples that is he was going away. He said I will send another just like me.

That is the Holy Spirit. He'll be in you with you and upon you. He will abide with you forever so that every single believer is indwelt by a portion of the Godhead that is God the Spirit God the father, God the son God the Holy Spirit and he sent the Holy Spirit to indwell laws and all to live his life in us and through us. So God's viewpoint is very clear. Your body is the temple of the living God, that you say something to us about its value, which is say something yours about the way we treated it should be a warning to us if we abuse it. Miss use it, ignore it, and if we treated wrongly because from God's viewpoint. This body is indeed the temple of the Holy Spirit. He says don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

A second thing I noticed is this that from God's viewpoint. God owns these bodies of ours. He's the one he says who possesses the list of what he said do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, that is the spirit of God was sent by the father he says and you are not your own. Look, if you will, in Isaiah chapter 42 from a and notice what he says about the human body as they afforded to notice what he says in verse five. Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretch them out who spread out the earth and its offspring, who gives birth to the people in it, and spirit to those who walk in it he created his bodies. He's formed us, and he's given us a breath debris. He breathed into these bodies we became living so we have a spirit and so we are trichotomous being to have a body soul and the spirit in each one relates to them. For example, without body relate to the earth around us without soul we relate to each other and within ourselves and without spirit we relate to God and so God has made us body soul and spirit, and often times we think he's only interested in our soul. He's only interested in our spirit, but is interested in both listen, body, soul and spirit. He says we belong to him. That is, God made you for himself and most people to live their entire life and never think that's true God made you and me for himself. That means that he has a right to have a will and a plan and a purpose for our lives. He has a right to control and dictate.

He has a right to bless and honor us. He has a right to discipline us and give us good things he has a right to call us to account. We are the possession of God. These bodies as well as spirit and soul belong to the living God. He is the source of life, your heartbeat the first time by the goodness and love and mercy and grace and creative power of Almighty God.

Now if I believe this is mine out there with what I please more than likely I'm going to do the wrong thing. So what you have to ask is this what is your true view of your body.

Do you see it as the temple of the living God is so I don't see that way does making them is what you do what you do not. God says that is the creator says your body is my temple created for my purposes, I own it. I own and he says we are his possession.

He owns it 1/3 thing I want to knows about that viewpoint. Is this not only is this body of the temple of the living God.

Not only does he own it. But listen, he purchased a look at this. Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own. You have been bought with a price that is that what does that mean well, God created these bodies absolutely perfect.

They function perfectly, no disease, no weariness, no death, no aging any of that and then came send the world and in the garden when Adam and Eve sinned against God, their physical body is began to show the effect of sin, so that the day we have weariness and we become time and we become hungry and we get irritated and our bodies have all kinds of emotions and they will our body changes will throw wasn't all kind of emotion and as a result, of course, we also have sickness and we have aging and we have death. All of that is the result of sin, so that these temples of ours. These bodies these temples of God, the Bible says that he purchased the listen, don't you know that you been bought with a price for what was bought with a price usually think in terms of what got bought what got purchased was out spirit now so but when Jesus Christ went to the cross. That's what is referring to, because man was absolutely helpless and could not save himself, God sent his only begotten son Jesus to the cross to die. Listen, this and atoning death, a payment that that is God the father, who gave the law that the Soviets and if it shall die, and the requirement was death to pay that penalty.

He also provided the payment in the death of his only begotten son, Jesus, whose blunted calibrate paid our sin debt in full. Therefore, any person who comes to the Lord Jesus Christ asking for the forgiveness of their sins, their sins are forgiven and listen what comes with the forgiveness of sin is more than the forgiveness of sin, but listen in the process of forgiving us. He restores ours into a right relationship with himself so that listen, our spirit is restored out. Listen.

These physical bodies also got included looking Philippians if you will, at the third chapter, and I want you notice a couple of verses what he says because this is the promise of every single believer. These bodies of the temples of the living God. These bodies are owned by him, he created them.

And likewise these bodies of ours have been purchased as a result of that. Listen to Philippians chapter 3 verse 24. Our citizenship now that we trusted Christ as our Savior, our citizenship is in heaven. We may be citizens of the country in which we live, but spiritually our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ who promised to come back and he says now who that is Jesus who will do what transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of his glory body exertion or the enabling of the power have his power even to subdue all things to himself, is what he say these bodies of ours. God sees them as very bad.

They are temples of his indwelling. He has chosen to indwell us and to live upon this earth. And so therefore he's going to resurrect these bodies. He says he's going to transform them into the likeness of the body of Jesus Christ which means when our bodies are resurrected bodies will be able to exist in the same fashion that his existing facility simply saying here is this the Jesus Christ at the cost purchased us he purchased the body soul and spirit. Remember these bodies of the temples of the living God. There owned by him, purchased by him. We belong to him. He has a purpose for these bodies of ours so that if God says that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit that he created as an owns us he possesses us and he thinks that they are so valuable that in the forgiveness of our sin. The purchase at Calvary also purchase our resurrection, then these physical bodies valve must be very important in the eyes of God.

Anything that he places that much about your own. We should place value on we should care for them. We should take care, we should pursue good health and good strength because we are the structures that God indwells the temples of the living God.

Even God says your special. Would you agree with that. His heard people say 00 years. Yes, I do. But then in their hearts they don't. Do you see yourself as somebody special with your argument. They may be what you don't know me. How do you know what I'm special not because God says so not believe what he says and you know what my friend if God thinks you are so special that he sent his only begotten son. The calibrate and down the cross to save your body soul and your spirit. Yes, you are somebody very special in the eyes of God because you don't think so. Doesn't mean you not special. What is the divine viewpoint. What's the viewpoint of the living God your creator, your possessing your own or what's his viewpoint. His viewpoint is simply this you very special. I created you made your temple indwell you have a purpose for you a will for you. I have something to do on this earth were you that makes you special makes you somebody know about what someone else thinks about you, how they look at you, how they view how you view yourself, you cannot change the viewpoint of Almighty God.


You can't change his viewpoint met with that in mind, let me just say this, that the kind of wisdom that brings us to good health requires discipline and nobody likes it. Nobody likes discipline.

This one says that I'm bringing this issue in my life under control and so the whole issue with our health is a matter discipline. One of the simple things we do the watch for to be disciplined about is what we place in this body. This is fuel this machine so I do simply want to say watch what you eat to because you drove up and independent research station. We got bought out 10 gallons of kerosene. Put in your and your gasoline tank be knock knock knock and before long you wouldn't you and get far.

When you fill your body with the wrong fuel what you doing is limiting your distance and life for quality living with that right kind of you comes lots of water. It's very important if you going to keep your body strong and health at the drink lots of what you so you know what, I just don't like water, then start liking it. You know what, listen, drink the right kind of weather whether it whether it's distilled or when it's about the whatever might be and I agree. If you live in some places. I don't how you drink that water.

I do understand that but you know what when you buy bottled water all of the distillate new white one of you choose to do what what you're doing is the quality of your life is going to be better because you're flushing out stuff that needs to be fleshed out. You don't drink enough water. It's going to show up, but likewise exercise as somebody says, will you, I just can't do that. Yes you can.

It's a matter discipline you say will have a place to walk walk around the block are it if you'll notice, for example, there are all kinds of exercise equipment you spend thousands of dollars in exercise equipment you know what after about three weeks until three months it's idle. If you can do anything but walk walk and walk and walk and walk in a friend walk with you, whatever it may so I walk around the house that doesn't count water in the house does not have your heart is well-organized up several times. They then must have got you listen you talk about your heart your whole being is affected by exercise is no question about it. It contributes to good health and because these temples belong to God.

I'm responsible for doing whatever is necessary is not funny what works for me if the front of what works for you. Likewise, a positive attitude.

Once I got to do it. Help. It has everything in the world. A person who has a right relationship with the Lord who is able to love themselves and the love of the people. A person who is able to relate to other people and a good fashion.

A person who is contented and happy and satisfied. Even while they going to smooth and having more desires and like they do.

But a person is a positive attitude.

It affects the human body.

When a person is up tents and then negative nipple of bitterness and unforgiveness and all the rest you don't think that kind of thing affects your body doesn't mean we don't get rid of all stress and all tension, but it means we should have a positive attitude about life. God loves me. God cares for me. God's going to help me through this Godzilla provided he's going to protect me and loves me. He cares a positive attitude, but likewise the will and the server someone else. There is something about giving yourself away to other people.

That is good for your health, good for your health. Being able to share your life with someone else being able to serve someone else in some fashion is very very healthy to the person see if your self-centered and your whole life is wrapped up in you is unlikely if you self-centered your anxious you concerned about what's been happening. Suppose I get this close on August both.

I think this goes I think is safe. That in itself is going to create anxiety. You can be healthy if your life is wrapped up in you, but one of the most important things that the medical field and other health elements of our society, or come the realization that a person's relationship to their God. Now what they would say your God, whatever it might be you and I know it is is Jehovah God, the Lord Jesus Christ, that a personal relationship with him in which you spend time meditating, reading his word, being quiet, listening to him seeking direction from him worshiping together with the body of Christ singing the songs of praise magnifying him is a great contributor to Long life because the latest statistics I read said that people who who are devoted to God who are faithful in their worship and to go to their house of worship weekly. Usually it looks like they're living longer than the people who do not.

It just makes sense. If I spend time being quiet with him.

What happens the tension drains out stress drains out I get his viewpoint on things don't have different don't have to worry know how to get hurt this do what the Lord's task is to do that day and trust him to enable us to do and to become what he wants us to not say all that to say this because your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit because he created you and therefore only because he thinks that you are so valuable that he sent his only begotten son to die for you and because he said you are my body on this earth to fulfill my purpose now and my plan I say to you that you and I have a responsibility to keep his healthy and strong as we can. As obedient and is yielded as we can for the highest quality of life we can possibly live the simple reason he deserves and the truth is we want the good results that come from.

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