Your Body and Your Faith

Satan thought that the way to get Job to take a tumble was to mess with Job’s body. “But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.”

Why did Satan assume this? Granted, he was wrong in this instance, but Satan knew that attacking a man’s flesh will likely get him to renounce his faith. Satan’s been around, he knows things about us.

Faith is easy until there’s a physical cost. That’s when we find out if it’s real or not. The Parable of the Sower makes this point: supposed faith dies out when life gets tough.

Although there are exceptions to every rule (except there are no exceptions to the rule that all rules have exceptions), what your body (flesh) goes through will determine the reality of your faith.

I believe this is why Paul says in Romans 12 that we are to “present our bodies as living sacrifices.” Paul does not make faith ethereal, floaty, mystical spiritism. Nope, he says it’s about your body being sacrificed.

I know this sounds out-of-place in our modern easy-believism, but it is Bible Truth.

One thought on “Your Body and Your Faith”

  1. To me it’s a red flag when a preacher is grossly overweight. If he cannot take control over what he puts in his body, it shows he has very little discipline.

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