How can we know what is life (body) on the earth? There are several philosophical thoughts available concerning on human life around us. People have defined and talked about this matter from various aspects. As a Christian, it is quite important for each of us to understand what Bible talks about human life/human body on the earth, or what is human life/body from the perspective of God on the earth, or how is human life in the sight of God? Each of these questions is so crucial for us to ponder and understand. Having understanding about this fact shall enlighten us to exist on the earth meaningfully and fruitfully.
Human life has three aspects: soul, spirit,and body. All these three aspects are combined and functions together in each human life. From the Bible, for our devotion today, I would like to talk about three significant matters about human life:
1. It is a Temple of Holy Spirit (1Corinthians6:19-20). Apostle Paul strongly emphasized believers in the Corinth to know that the body is the temple of Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit dwells in human life. God who is Spirit and Truth (John4:24) dwells in human life. Hence, Paul urged believers in the Corinth to maintain the purity in daily living.
2. It is for the Glory of God (1 Corinthians6:20). Paul said that life is not our own, it is given by God Himself, it is bought with price. According to Genesis, we are created in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, we are urged to honor God with our body in any circumstances.
3. It is the Body of Christ (1Corihthians12:27). Apostle Paul mentioned humanbody is part of the body of Christ. He also said that the church is the body of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23) where as he also mentioned human beings (we) are the church. In Ephesians 5:30 he said, we are the member of the body of Christ.
Human life is so essential when we look it from the perspective of God's word. It is so clear for each of us that we are meaningfully made by God. We are the temple of God. We are here for the Glory of God. We are the Body of Christ. We are on the earth not by our desire but by the master plan of God. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Protector. He knows what we need before we ask Him(Mat.6:8). We as human beings are directly connected to God because of His likeness and image we are created with.
Hence, in any circumstances, let us see our life from the perspective of God. It isa so precious gift that God has given us. The Word of God provides several meaningful messages concerning human life. It is indeed imperative for us to look to His Word, for; it provides hope, love, encouragement to live life onthe earth purposefully, and abundantly. It does not matter what kind of situation we pass through, we still see our life so significant on the hand of God.
Mr. Devilal Shrestha (Dev);
Pastor, Nigah Missions Church, Kapan, Kathmandu, Nepal