Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Glorify God

I thought I would share the Bible lesson we are studying in our home education. I think this verse is a wonderful study, for all ages and sex. (but since I am female and am training mostly female- I will focus my thoughts around the woman;-) I would love to have ANY comments. ~xo~
1Corinthians 6 (King James Bible)
6:11...but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (19) Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (20) For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

We listed together ways we can show glory to God through "our body and spirit". If these belong to God, and God in in us, can others tell? For my children the challenge is having a God spirit while playing with each other and doing task around the house. For me, the challenge is to show God even at times that I am frustrated and tired. (with children and husband- plus when dealing with people outside of my home!)
19-Know that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, and not my own?
There are so many ways this can be applied. The foods we eat, the overall health of the body, how we dress, how we look.
Some think that it is silly to worry about the ingredient in our food and medicines. But if your body is a temple and God's temple at that, isn't it important what you but in it?
And how about how we dress and fix our hair and makeup? Shouldn't we dress in a way that God would be pleased by? Would we dress sexy (or sloppy) if God was coming for dinner? Would we put so much makeup on (which goes back to the ingredient topic, also) and how would we fix our hair, if it was God we were trying to please?
I think we should make ways to remind ourselves when we are getting dressed, that we are dresses God's temple. And when we are fixing meals,(or taking med.) that we are putting this for storage in God's temple. I know that I need to be reminded of this daily!
**and it doesn't stop there. How about what we are learning? What we are reading and listening to. If all these things are building a temple that is for God's use, than how strong are me making it? Is it really as harmful as we think?


Wendy said...

I agree that we need to not allow anything into our temple that would be dishonoring to God, which includes music, movies, books etc. That is really hard because we think it can't really hurt anything. However, we can get too legalistic in this and judge others for dressing or doing things we prefer not to. Question, do you think it is dishonoring to God for girls to wear pants? Do you just wear dresses because it is incredibly comfortable, or does Ben just prefer it? I asked Josh if he thought I should dress differently and he is of the opinion that I am not showing my goods off so to speak, therefore he wants me to be appealing to him and what I wear is appealing to him. What do you think?

momma read said...

The skirt thing is a BIG issue! First I'll say that skirt/dress, doesn't mean modest. second- you are to please your husband, so if he is pleased (without you pleasing other) you have done good.
I think there are two major reasons a lady should check herself on why she doesn't wear a skirt- One-she just doesn't want to give up the pant thing (I would feel impowered when I would wear pants, knowing that my husband (or church) wanted a skirt! that is not having a good heart. AND, not doing it just because our husband hasn't asked. I think sometimes they will not ask because they don't want to seem overpowering.
really I don't think there is a perfect answer to this one. I do think that ladies look good with skirts and dresses and it's nice to see. (modest ones anyway.) But I would like to see more ladies wearing hats and gloves, too, but that doesn't mean I think it should be a must.
**and yes, I do feel more comfortable in a skirt (which might be the real reason I gave into it:-( and ben does prefer that I don't wear pants. I'm not always sure why, but I don't care so much anymore.
so, ask your husband, not if he cares if you wear pants, but if he likes it when you wear skirts or dresses. ~xo