Since the body cannot be separated from your self-being, How do you take care and respect it?

1 Corinthians 10:31(ESV) So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (ESV) Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, then God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

1 Timothy 4:8 (ESV) For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Proverbs 11:17 (ESV) A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

3 John 1:2 (ESV) Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

The Bible does not tell us in so many words how to take care of ourselves but it assumes everyone will. Mark 31:12 tells us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. It commands husbands to love their wives as their own bodies (Ephesians (5:28-29).

Sources: https://www.openbible.info/topics/taking_care_of_our_body

https://whatyoumakeitblog.com/10-bible-verses-on-self-care

What must I do to be saved

Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

This verse does not mean a simple acknowledgment that He is God and the Lord of the universe, since even demons acknowledge that to be true.

This is the deep personal conviction, without reservation, that Jesus is that person’s own master or sovereign. This phrase includes repenting from sin, trusting in Jesus for salvation and submitting to Him as Lord.

This is the volitional element of faith.

We

Believeth: To trust, rely on, or have faith in. When used of salvation, this word usually occurs in the present tense “is believing” which stresses that faith is not simply a one-time event, but an ongoing condition. True saving faith is supernatural, a gracious gift of God that He produces in the heart and is the only means by which a person can appropriate true righteousness.

Saving faith consists of 3 elements.

  1. Mental: the mind understands the gospel and the truth about Christ
  2. Emotional: one embraces the truthfulness of those facts with sorrow over sin and joy over God’s mercy and grace
    1. Volitional: the sinner submits his will to Christ and trust in Him alone as the only hope of salvation.

Genuine faith always produces authentic obedience.

“God hath raised Him from the dead”: Christ’s resurrection was the supreme validation of His ministry. Belief in it is necessary for salvation because it proved that Christ is who He claimed to be and that the Father had accepted His sacrifice in the place of sinners. Without the resurrection, there is no salvation.

This leaves absolutely no doubt at all what we must do to be saved.

Romans 10:10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

“Confession is made unto salvation”: One is not saved by his mouth’s conversation, (meaning many, who by their head knowledge say they are saved, but really are not), but rather, the mouth testifies readily of the grace of God in Christ which has been received by faith (for those who have been truly saved and their words are coming from their heart).

Confession is the Greek word which basically means to say the same thing, or to agree with someone. The person who confesses Jesus as Lord, agrees with the Father’s declaration that Jesus is Savior and Lord.

Should a Christian own a liquor store

That will do much harm to one’s Christian witness. Liquor stores also provide easy access to those who abuse alcohol. These two things alone present a colossal problem for a Christian. Ephesians 5:18 tells us not to be drunk with wine (alcohol) where is in excess but be filled with the Holy Spirit. This is speaking of moderation. Titus 2 11-13 says, “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. Training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.” 

God wants Christians to live a sober life. He does not want us to be a stumbling block to our neighbor Romans 4:21 says, “It is not good to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.”

I believe that a Christian should not entertain the idea of owning a liquor store.

Forgiving others

Matthew 6:14-15 tells us that if we do not forgive others, He (God) will not forgive us. We are to forgive others and show them grace because if we do not it will cause us to become bitter and our bitterness can affect others (Hebrews 12:15).

We can only fix our relationship with others here on earth. Jesus is not asking us to forgive them for their eternal sins. Only God can do that.

Don’t concentrate on the past. Your hurts are no longer a part of reality. So don’t allow them to come into your mind. Learn to let go. It’s all water under the bridge. There is nothing you can do to change the past. Let go of all the resentments you have. Reconnect with the Lord by reading the Bible and through prayer. Don’t go to sleep angry (James 1:20; Ephesians 4:26-27). Scientists have found evidence lending support to the idea that negative memories are more difficult to lose after a night’s sleep.

I hope this will help you to resolve your problem. Sometimes the advice of a Christian counselor may be needed.

People

The man doesn’t know that there is a snake underneath. The woman doesn’t know that there is a stone crushing the man. The woman thinks: “I will fall! And I can’t climb because the snake will bite me! Why can’t the man use a little more strength and pull me up!” The man thinks, “I am in so much pain! Yet I’m still pulling you as much as I can you try to climb a little harder?”

The moral is—you can’t see the pressure the other person is under, and the other person can’t see the pain you’re in. This is life, Man and womanwhether it’s with work, family, feelings or friends, we should try to understand each other. Learn to think differently, perhaps more clearly and communicate better. A little thought and patience will go a long way.


Be kind to people. Everyone we meet is fighting their own battle.