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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

Romans 12:1

THE OUTWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Caring For Your Body

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

Consider what Paul says in Romans 12:1, “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship (NASB).” Paul here is connecting how we care for, feed and use our physical bodies to our spiritual lives – to be an act of worship to Him. He adds in First Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you… and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” Let me ask, are you glorifying God and worshiping Him with how you are caring for, feeding and using the physical body He has entrusted to you? Think about it.