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37 Bible Verses about Respecting Your Body
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Or, are you not conscious that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit that is in you, whom you have as a gift from God? Furthermore, you are not your own,
for you have been bought and actually paid for. So you must honor God with your bodies.
But I want you to realize the fact that Christ is the Head of every man, that the husband is the head of the wife, and that God is the Head of Christ.
Or, are you not aware that a man who has to do with a prostitute makes his body one with hers? For God says, "The two shall be physically one."
that each man among you should learn to take his own wife out of pure and honorable motives,
and the parts of it we deem devoid of honor we dress with special honor, and our ill-shaped parts receive more careful attention,
and keep your conscience clear, so that those who bitterly abuse your excellent conduct as Christians may be ashamed of slandering you.
Stop letting anyone pass judgment on you in matters of eating and drinking, or in the matter of annual or monthly feasts or sabbaths.
Show honor to everyone. Practice love for the brotherhood; practice reverence to God and honor to the Emperor.
Are you not conscious that you are God's temple, and that the Spirit of God has His permanent home in you?
But if Christ lives in you, although your bodies must die because of sin, your spirits are now enjoying life because of right standing with God.
In brotherly love be affectionate to one another, in personal honors put one another to the fore,
But each one of you married men must love his wife as he loves himself, and the married woman, too, must respect her husband.
So, since we have such promises as these, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that defiles our bodies and spirits, and in reverence to God carry on our consecration to completeness.
Such practices have the outward expression of wisdom, with their self-imposed devotions, their self-humiliation, their torturings of the body, but they are of no value; they really satisfy the lower nature.
This is the way married men ought to love their wives, as they do their own bodies. The married man who loves his wife is really loving himself,
and man was not created for woman's sake, but woman was for man's sake.
For God did not call us to a life of immorality, but to one of personal purity.
Physical training, indeed, is of some service, but religion is of service for everything, for it contains a promise for the present life as well as the future.
For a man ought not to wear anything on his head, because he is the image and reflected glory of God, but woman is man's reflected glory.
You married men must love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her,
But, on the other hand, we shall go on holding to the truth and in love growing up into perfect union with Him, that is, Christ Himself who is the Head.
You slaves must practice obedience to your earthly masters, with reverence and awe, with sincerity of heart, as you would obey Christ,
For the man who wrongs another will be paid back the wrong he has done; and there are no exceptions.
for you know that everyone, slave or free, will get his reward from the Lord for anything good he has done.
so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord to His full satisfaction, by perennially bearing fruit in every good enterprise and by a steady growth in fuller knowledge of God;
And this is the second, 'You must love your neighbor as you do yourself.' No other command is greater than these."
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk where the Spirit leads.
Whatever is born of the physical is physical, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spiritual.
Then you must practice dealing with others as you would like for them to deal with you, for this is the summing up of the law and the prophets.
- A Good Husband
- Being A Woman Of God
- Brothers Love
- Building Relationships
- Husband And Wife
- Living For God
- Love And Relationships
- Love Fellow Christians!
- Love Marriage
- Loving Everyone
- Loving Your Wife
- Loving Yourself
- Man And Woman
- Respecting Authority
- Self Image
- Sexual Purity
- Social duties
- Tattoos Being Ok