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How do you treat your body? Do you treat it with the reverence and respect it deserves, or do you take it more or less for granted? The Bible has clear instructions about the way you should take care of the miraculous body that God has given you.
God's Word teaches us that our bodies are temples which belong to God. We are commanded to treat our bodies with respect and honor. We do so by making wise choices and by making those choices consistently over an extended period of time.
Are you willing to treat your body with the reverence that it deserves? Then promise yourself that you will make the kind of wise choices that reflect your obedience to God's commandments. The responsibility for those choices is yours. And so are the rewards.
Don't you know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 (NCV)
Riza-Izumi Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
You don't decide what is and isn't respecting other people's bodies. Only the owner of the body decides that. And if our bodies are so sacred, why can't we have full control over them, without being treated like shit. 
HeavenCalling Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Ok, so by reading you signature I see that your not a Bible believing Christian, and that's fine. So you need to understand that i'm following the Biblical philosophy.  For Christians, the first reason is the Holy Spirit lives within us making our bodies a temple, and God himself made your body. So think of it as if a king had a castle and gave a garden to someone to keep for themselves however he also gave some rules with it. A garden needs to be taken care of same as our bodies. Another thing is for a Christian we believe this body is not permanent, and later we will move to a new eternal body. So we are living in this body, but like when you rent a home or an apartment, you can make changes, but there are restrictions because your only renting them. Then lastly, where not suppose to feel like crap when we do something to our bodies. We have full control of them, but if a person cuts their arm, God doesn't go shame on you. Your a destructive person. He goes listen your body is sacred, I don't want you harming it like this not only because the Spirit lives there but also for your own good. 
On a side note, getting a tattoo is not a sin, if you have any specific body decisions you want to talk about, just let me know.   
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