Body and Worship

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.   Romans 12:1

I am challenged by the reality that what I do with my body is always worship and therefore, spiritual.  I would prefer to think of what I do with my body as being purely physical.  The truth is, I worship with my body and many times I worship my body.  Not that I have a “great body.”  I worship bodily comfort or feelings.  Paul challenges me to worship God with my body instead of worshiping physical or emotional pleasures.  I am to offer my individual body parts and body as a whole to please him and obey him rather than to please my desires and obey my cravings.

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