God's Temple - Your Body
God has declared in 3rd John 2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." As wonderful as this desire of God is, it fails of fulfillment in most of humanity primarily because of our disregard of God's natural and physical laws. As the universe runs by a certain set of laws, so our physical bodies are under a set of laws. If the laws of health are faithfully adhered to, our physical health will reflect that reality.
It is our Christian duty to become very well acquainted with laws of health, and live in harmony with and obedience to them. We study to become knowledgeable about many things because we want to know how to maintain it that it might be in top functioning condition at all times. Should we do less for our bodies. The Word records in 1 Cor 3:16, 17 "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are." Here is echoed the 6th commandment which commands, "Thou shalt not kill" Ex. 20:13. Beloved, it is not only sin for us to kill others, but it is equally sin for us to by destructive habits and lifestyles to kill ourselves. After all we are God's temple. We do not own ourselves. So we conclude, that all of God's faithful body members will study to show themselves how to care for the temple of God, and maintain its optimum health. Thus we are better able to serve God by serving others, seeing that we are healthy.