What Does God Say About Guarding Your Body?

What is your most precious and prized possession? What belongs to you that is very special?

Compassion Explorers are precious to God! He loves you so much that He gave His beloved Son, Jesus, to die and be resurrected so you could be His child too! Read or listen to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 to learn how to join “God’s Bod Squad.”

Did you know your body is a holy temple? How can you guard and honor that holy place? Mark 12:30 says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

  • Love the Lord with all your heart.
    Guard your feelings. Ask God to help you love the people who annoy you or hurt your feelings. What is one loving thing you could do for someone today?
  • Love the Lord with all your soul.
    Honor your time with God. Read your Bible and think about what God says. Take time to pray every day.
  • Love the Lord with all your mind.
    Guard your brain and what you think about. How can you solve problems, do your best in school, and be a great leader? On a piece of paper, draw one way to shield your thoughts.
  • Love the Lord with all your strength.
    Protect your body and be careful what you eat. What foods and exercises make you strong and healthy? Try running around your home three times in a row. Touch your toes 20 times. Do 20 sit-ups. These are ways to build a “temple” that will serve God for a long time!

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.
- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Dear Jesus,

Thank You for giving me my wonderful body. Help me today to act like my body belongs to You, because it does! I ask that you would show me how to be the best temple I can be for You. Right now, I think about (insert name of someone you're praying for), who also needs Your help to become a healthy temple. I pray that You will guard our sponsored child's heart, soul, mind and body too!

In Your name, Amen.