The first part of our being that we are going to talk about is our body. Our body is made out of the dust on the ground. When God created our body, the Bible said that it was good. Genesis 1:31 says, "God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good..." Our body is comprised of trillions of cells that make our internal organs and carry our DNA, which defines all our physical characteristics. God designs our body to be self-sustaining. We have an immune system that fights off harmful bacteria and viruses in our body. Our skin heals itself when we have minor cuts. God designed our body to last forever when He created our body in the Garden of Eden. God told Adam and Eve to multiply because our body can only be reproduced through birth. Only through sexual union between man and woman can our body be multiplied. Although our body is self-sufficient and all its body parts are interdependent on each other, our body needs God's provision to function. Our body needs water, food, and clothing. God designed our body to be dependent on His provision.
When Adam disobeyed God by eating the fruit of the forbidden tree in the Garden of Eden, sin entered into the world. The consequence of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Since then, our body has been susceptible to sickness and death. Our body begins to age and eventually will return to dust. The moment our body stops functioning, such as our heart, our spirit and soul depart from our body, and our body begins its decomposing process. For us who believed in the Lord Jesus as our Lord and Savior, God promised us that He was going to replace our earthly body with a heavenly body. Our heavenly body will be perfect, and it will no longer be susceptible to sickness and death. Our current body is perishing, but we are looking forward to receiving our heavenly body. We will receive our heavenly body when we get to Heaven.
Our current responsibility to our body is to take care of it to prolong its longevity. We have to exercise, eat healthy food, and have enough rest, such as sleep. We cannot expect our body to function well if we are not taking care of it. Our body is important to God because he entrusted it to us to take care of it so that we can honor, worship, and serve Him.
Questions for application: (Think through these questions carefully, meditate on them while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you). What is my responsibility to my body? How do I take care of my body? What did God promise that He was going to give me when my current body dies?
Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for giving me a body. Please help me to take care of it so that I can honor you with my body. Please forgive me for not taking care of my body. Please help me to exercise, eat healthy food, and get enough sleep so that I can function well to honor you. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.