King David is planning for the building of the temple of the Lord, which his son Solomon will build. King David pours his own resources into the building project and then he asks for help. The leaders of the each family stepped up and helped.
What do you see going on in this story?
Two things I get out of this…
The leadership set a good example by giving what they had
David asked for help.
Read I Corinthians 3:16 and 6:19
Your body is the temple of God – the Holy Spirit.
Looking at the story of King David and the planning and work that was put into the Temple of the Lord in the old testament times, how much do you think it matters that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and why?
Are you giving your best effort to have a healthy body?
Are you asking for help when you need it?
Read Matthew 25:14-30 (Talents)
This is a very popular story in churches. It is the story of the talents. A talent is a monetary figure of roughly $1000.
In the story not everyone was given the same amount of money. It’s the same with us and our physical bodies. We are not all given the same physical talents, skills, genetic make up. EX. Kenyans are well known for their amazing skill as long distance runners. Their genetics make them physically more capable than someone like me. Does that mean I should sit on a couch and get fat? No. I need to do the best that I can with what God has given me to work with.
Why am I bringing this up? None of you are “fat.”
Skinny does not = healthy. One of the girls that I went to technical college with when I was training to be a personal trainer was the skinniest person in the entire class and yet she had the highest percentage of body fat.
Why? She was starving herself. Her body was burning the muscle in order to survive and holding onto the fat to use to survive.
Eat right, get enough sleep, take care of yourself. TODAY! Now is when you set the scope for your future. It’s easy to eat poorly now and not get enough sleep and still feel like you’re doing ok in life. As you get older, that all starts catching up with you and the bad habits you have today start having a greater impact on you bit by bit by bit.
Enjoy today – Keep the future in mind.
Remember that your body is a temple.
Treat it like one.