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Christians teach poor nutrition vandalizes spirituality

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SWords 2011

Biblical teachings do more than suggest good nutrition. Isaiah 55:2 says eat the good food and don’t waste your money on things that are not healthful. Other teachings show that when you become a Christian (allow God control of your life,), your body becomes His temple. I Corinthians 3:16 states: “ Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” As a Christian believer, a nutritionally sound body – including healthy weight - for God’s Temple is not suggested, it’s mandatory. Things get serious in the very next sentence with a warning. God said, “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.” 1Corinthians 3:17 Some examples of vandalizing the temple would be starving it, overstuffing it, not eating nutritionally and not exercising (knowing what is right and not doing it). All of these will rob our body of its health. Robbing is one form of vandalism. Can you think of others? Common definitions include purposely destroying or damaging the property of another, and Webster’s dictionary includes the word reckless to describe the behavior. We are not to be reckless: a. heedless or careless. b. headstrong; rash. c. Indifferent to or lack of regard of consequences, neglect. So what is the opposite then, that we SHOULD DO? Be Careful Cautious Careful Mindful Tractable Show interest and concern – make it a matter of importance Do not neglect There should be a balance: Healthy Eating Healthy Thinking Healthy Activity Spiritual, Mental, Physical and Emotional balance Out of shape? Feeling out of it? Need to have health restored? Proverbs 3: 5-8 tells us to “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn your back on evil. Then you will gain renewed health and vitality Here are some resources: Food addiction: Check out The Lord’s Table – free online classes Diet guidance - First Place – local classes now in session - - The Stupid Diet (because it is so simple, it would be stupid not to follow it.)