Being a good steward of health goes beyond what we eat and drink. It also includes how we exercise our bodies and minds both physically and mentally, what we read, think and talk about, and how we interact with others. Above all it includes having a healthy relationship with God through prayer and Bible studies; exercising our minds to be more like Christ.
Paul tells us in Corinthians that our bodies are the temple of God. Each Christian is a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 3:16 and 6:19). A few weeks ago we looked at “Acknowledging that all is God’s”. Since we belong to God and the Holy Spirit dwells within us, it is important that we as good stewards take care of our bodies.
Ellen White states, “It is a duty to know how to preserve the body in the very best condition of health, and it is a sacred duty to live up to the light which God has graciously given.” Counsels on Diet and Foods – page 44. In Counsels on Health page 107, Mrs. White says, “Our first duty toward God and our fellow beings is that of self-development. Every faculty with which the Creator has endowed us should be cultivated to the highest degree of perfection, that we may be able to do the greatest amount of good of which we are capable.”
Stewardship Ministry – Sue Ramsey