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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

1 Corinthians 9:25

THE OUTWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Caring For Your Body

But I discipline my body and keep it under control.

In First Corinthians 9:27 Paul says, “But I discipline my body and keep it under control… (ESV).” Keeping our body under control is one of the most challenging stewardship responsibilities we have. There is so much about it than can break down or break us down. Poorly fed and exercised, it will break down physically. Poorly disciplined, it will break us down morally. Poorly bridled, our tongue can cut people to ribbons and permanently damage countless human relationships. Our body is like a wild stallion that needs to be regularly worked out, kept in a locked stable to prevent it from wandering off, and bridled at all times to keep it from trampling those around it. As a steward of God’s body, how are you doing keeping your body under control. Think about it.