Living to please God (1)
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. - 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Man is a spirit being, and the voice of his spirit is his conscience. The voice of his soul is his reasoning, while the voice of his body is his feeling. We should take care of our bodies, for that is the house we live, and we all need that tabernacle or tent to function on earth. If it is dead, the spirit and soul will be severed from the cord that links them into the body and therefore will exit from planet earth into the invincible world. (Either Heaven or Hell). That is why we should take advantage of various knowledge going on here on earth about what to eat, how to exercise and how to sleep or work so that we don't kill the “horse” before delivering the message.
However, Peter by the Holy Spirit told us we should not over decorate the house we live in and malnourish the man living in the house; that is our human spirit (Read 1 Peter 3:3-4).
But be careful of religious extremist taking those two verses out of context. You do not interpret the Bible to say what you want it to say. Some say Peter is condemning the use of ornament as it is worldly. But if you look at those verses, he also talked of apparel and apparel means clothes. Is Peter asking us not to wear clothes? You know that cannot be so, but he is talking about moderation in decorating the outward man. But what is moderation to me may not be moderation to you.
Prayer: Oh Lord, I receive the grace to live for you all the days of my life in Jesus name. Amen!
Further Reading: 1 Peter 3:3-4
One-year Bible Reading Plan: 2 Chronicles 30:1-31:21; Romans 15:1-22; Psalm 25:1-15; Proverbs 20:13-15