Honoring God with our bodies
JOHN SHIRK – First Corinthians 6:20 refers to the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins with these words-“You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”
In light of Christ’s offering for us, we are taught to offer the various parts of our body to God as instruments of righteousness. This includes how we use our mind, which includes our thought life. This includes how we use our mouth, the words we use and how we say them. This includes how we use our hands, the ways in which we serve other people. This includes how we use our feet, the places we go, and the pathway we use to get there. This includes how we use our eyes, what we choose to focus on. This includes how we use our ears, the messages that we are tuning in to hear. This includes how we use our heart, our desires, ambitions, and emotions.
The Word of God is an excellent resource to teach us how to honor God with the various parts of our body. Romans 12:1 tells us that “in view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship.”
That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.