Paul is saying that anything is permissible for him but that he won’t be mastered by anything. Foundational truth number one is that food needs to be healthful. This is an issue of freedom. Right off the bat we need to understand that this is not about chicken fried steak vs. tofu. This is about helping our bodies be everything that God wants them to be.
I Corinthians 6:19. “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God.” Foundational truth number two is that, for you and I in the context of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, our bodies are the houses of the Holy Spirit.
Now given that, let’s attack these four facets. I Corinthians 6:19-20. “You are not your own. You were bought by a price.” The first facet is that you and I have to identify the ownership of the house. What that means is that we have to come clean before a holy, transcendent God and say that we do not belong to ourselves. I recognize that I am not in control and I relinquish ownership to you. The one who gave me this body. You are the one who created me with a purpose and therefore I give everything that I am and everything that I ever will be over to You. It is the issue of control.
Psychiatrists tell us that control is actually at the root of the vast majority of all eating disorders. It is not so much about what our bodies look like visually. But it is a person’s desperate attempt to assert control over a life when he or she feels out of control.
I want to read some questions to you real quickly. Please do not answer yes or no, raise your hand or shout Amen. Do you look forward to events primarily because of the food that will be there? Do you constantly think about food? Do you eat when you are mad, bored or stressed?
II Corinthians 10:12 “We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves. When we measure and compare we are not wise.” I deserve that. Have you ever said that before? I deserve that.© Copyright 2012 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young