What important wish
(prayer, margin) is expressed by the apostle concerning Gaius?
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in
health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 1:2.
Why is it necessary to
preserve the body in health?
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your
reasonable service." Rom. 12:1.
When one is truly
sanctified, how much of him will be affected?
"And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God
your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of
our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thess. 5:23.
How did the apostle guard
"But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest
that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a
castaway." 1 Cor. 9:27.
Is it expedient to eat
everything that it is lawful to eat?
"All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all
things are lawful for me, but all things edify not." 1 Cor. 10:23.
Is God's glory to be
considered even in one's eating?
"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to
the glory of God." 1 Cor. 10:31.
What are our bodies said
"What! know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost
which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" 1
What is the Christian's
duty concerning his body in view of the fact that the Spirit of God has taken
possession of it?
"For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body,
and in your spirit, which are God's." 1 Cor. 6:20.
What does the apostle say
God will do to those who defile or mar this temple of His, the human body?
"If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for
the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are." 1 Cor. 3:17.
Can the body be defiled
with improper food or drink?
"But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with
the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank." Dan.
What sort of food did
"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which
is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit
of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Gen. 1:29.
What kind of flesh did
the Lord afterward permit man to eat?
"Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven footed, and cheweth the
cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat." Lev. 11:3.
By what term was this
class of creatures distinguished from the other?
"Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and
his female; and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his
female." Gen. 7:2.
Which one of these now
commonly eaten was mentioned as being unfit even to touch?
"And the swine, because it
divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you; ye shall not
eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass." Deut. 14:8.
Why did the Lord thus
restrict the Hebrews?
"For thou art a holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath
chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all the nations that
are upon the earth. Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing." Deut. 14:2,