Why Eating Right and Exercising Glorifies God
While donating money, time and one’s belongings to the Church is important, giving your body to the Lord, through adherence to a proper diet and exercise regime, is one of the most important gifts that you can give to God.
Tithing is an important part of Christianity. Donating 10% of your income to the Church is seen by Christians as an essential part of their faith. Many, however, ignore the fact that taking care of one’s own body is also a part of tithing.
Tithing is a key part of Christianity as the tithe belongs to God. So too, however, does your body. While donating money, time and one’s belongings to the Church is important, giving your body to the Lord, through adherence to a proper diet and exercise regime, is one of the most important gifts that you can give to God; its inherent difficulty bestows great value upon it.
3 things the bible teaches us about our body weight
1. Our bodies belong to God.
In his letter to Corinthians (1 Corinthians 6:12-20), Paul highlights the importance of the tenet that our bodies belong to God, while also emphasising that we must not, under any circumstances, allow our bodies to become slaves to anything, specifically referring to the lust for food, as well as our sexual appetite.
Our desire to overeat is in direct conflict with the passage 1 Corinthians 6:12, “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.” Succumbing to food cravings, therefore, is an act which is forbidden in the Bible, and is something that we, as Christians, must strive to live in accordance with.
When considering the importance of diet and exercise, within the realm of Christian living, it is also important to recognise the link made, in 1 Corinthians 6:13, between our lust for food and sexual appetite, both of which are not to be given in to: “Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods. But God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.”
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