Romans 8:11 – Verse of the Day 9/14/14
These days people do all kinds of crazy things to stay young and healthy or at least to have the appearance of being young and healthy. Plastic surgery, fake hair, and bleached teeth are just a few examples of the lengths to which people will go in order to make their bodies look youthful and attractive.
In the meantime, though, how much attention do we pay to the Bible’s teaching about our bodies? For one thing, God cares much more about the heart, what is on the inside, than he does about our appearances. For another thing, as this verse reminds us, the eternal life that we have in Jesus does not depend on how our bodies look but upon the Holy Spirit who dwells within us. The Bible cares much more about eternal realities and internal matters than it does about external appearances.
What about you? What do you care most about? Spend some time in prayer thanking God for healing us eternally and for the reality that while our earthly bodies will one day die, we will be raised up with Jesus Christ to live with Him eternally.