Today on The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green takes a look at Every Body Matters by Gary Thomas.
Weak beliefs about the importance of caring for your body produces weak commitments. The highest authority gives us some motivation. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 are words that need to be taken to heart, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” We were purchased with a high price to be redeemed and given eternal life in the Son, Jesus Christ.
Every Body Matters doesn’t focus on fad diets, and extreme practices for the body, however, since the body is the dwelling place for His Spirit in ministry for us and others, we need to evaluate the importance we give to the body as we are stewards of what has been given to us. 1 Corinthians 4:2, “Moreover, it is required in a steward to be found faithful.”