Saturday, February 20, 2021

Daily Devotion: EVIL HABITS

Bible Reading: I Corinthians 3:9-23

Key Verse: Verse 16 - “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”

Key Words: ye are the temple of God

Paul asked a very searching question in I Corinthians 3:16, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” Then he went on to say in verse 17, “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy.”

We would not think of desecrating and vandalizing a beautiful church building. We would not throw bricks through its stained-glass windows, pour paint on its carpets, or write vulgar and profane words on its walls. Yet in our thoughtlessness we sometimes defile our bodies through poor health habits. And is that not much worse than defacing a church building?

A recent study shows that those who avoid tobacco, liquor, and the likes have 40% fewer diseased heart arteries than the rest of us. And their blood-cholesterol level is 15% lower than the general population. Clean living is not only good religion – it’s good sense.

When we poison our bodies with the things God condemns we bring upon ourselves many self-induced trials. May God grant you the self-discipline to avoid such vices.

What to do:

✞ Enjoy it today; pay for it tomorrow.

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