Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Sandhurst

Daily Scripture & Reflection

19 Jan 2021, 9:30 a.m.
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Daily Scripture

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God and that you are not your own?" (1 Corinthians 6 verse 19)

Daily Reflection

Midway through January already; and perhaps resolutions are starting to wane? Paul says that our bodies are actually "temples" and so we should treat them as such, knowing that God created us in His image. We know that we should eat the right foods and keep our bodies fit to be in good physical health. But what about good spiritual health? Note that the above verse says " the Holy Spirit within you". All of us, so the Bible says, have the "in built knowledge of God". It is not just the physical, but more importantly the spiritual side of us that needs feeding, but often we don't recognise that part so readily. The bible is packed with nutritious spiritual food that sustains us and encourages us. Our online church services (found on Facebook and the St Nicholas website) are full of biblical insight through preaching, prayer and forgiveness which fuel our daily walk with God. Spending time talking and listening to God at home cleanses and refreshes us like a cool glass of water. Be mindful of your spiritual health, as well as your physical health - it's just as important!

Vicki Young