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Bodily Spirituality: Why Our Bodies Matter

5. The Incarnation and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Of all the reasons to take greater care of our bodies, none speak stronger than the incarnation and resurrection of Christ. Together, they underscore the great significance and sacred nature of bodily existence. God became human flesh in Christ; the body of Christ was resurrected for an eternal bodily existence; God gave you your body through which to live your life and God will resurrect your body for eternal life with Him (1 Cor. 15).

Without bodies—whether on earth or in eternity—we do not have human existence. Therefore, we should care well for them. Do you view your body as God-given? As sacred? What we do with our bodies matters—what one thing can you begin to do today to honor God through your body?

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