Good Morning October 18

We like to claim that we have a right over our own bodies, especially when discussing abortion rights. A woman has a right to choose. But is that really true? Some highly successful individuals are spoken of as being self made. But is that really true? Not according to God’s word. The Psalmist declares, “It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”(100:3) Even further, our Lord has given His life to redeem us from the power of sin and death. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”(I Corinthians 6:19-20) Our body, mind, and spirit, our whole being has been created and redeemed by Almighty God. It is given to us as a stewardship to be used for His glory, and for the good of others. In understanding this we find our greatest strength, joy, and peace.