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January 23, 2022

REPS

Physical Health

Glorify God in Your Body

The Issue: We many believers who focus on their spiritual health while ignoring their physical health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 74% of adult Americans are overweight or obese.

The Blessing of Good Health

3 John 2 (ESV)

2Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

Present Your Bodies as a Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1–2 (ESV)

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 

2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Self Control

1 Corinthians 9:24–27 (ESV)

24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 

25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 

26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 

27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

A Temple of the Holy Spirit

1 Corinthians 6:19–20 (ESV)

19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 

20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.


Steps to Take for Physical Health

Pray

Mark 11:24 (ESV)

24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.


Make Good Choices

Daniel 1:8–16 (ESV)

8 But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself. 

9 And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs, 

10 and the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, “I fear my lord the king, who assigned your food and your drink; for why should he see that you were in worse condition than the youths who are of your own age? So you would endanger my head with the king.” 

11 Then Daniel said to the steward whom the chief of the eunuchs had assigned over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 

12 “Test your servants for ten days; let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink. 

13 Then let our appearance and the appearance of the youths who eat the king’s food be observed by you, and deal with your servants according to what you see.” 

14 So he listened to them in this matter, and tested them for ten days. 

15 At the end of ten days it was seen that they were better in appearance and fatter in flesh than all the youths who ate the king’s food. 

16 So the steward took away their food and the wine they were to drink, and gave them vegetables.

Physical & Spiritual Training

1 Timothy 4:7–8 (ESV)

7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 

8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Glorify God in Your Body

1 Corinthians 6:12–20 (ESV)

12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 

13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 

14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. 

15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 

16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 

17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 

18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 

19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 

20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Glorify God in Your Body

Next Steps

  1. I will honor the Lord with my physical health.
  2. I will make wise choices regarding my physical health.
  3. I will start now.


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