Ezekiel 30

Day 1572

Strengthen your Body!

Ezekiel 30


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Saturday, July 6.


Do you have a physical fitness regimen that supports your ministry life?


I’m walking on the trails and working out in the weight room because I want to keep my body healthy. I desire to live my life on mission for Jesus, and I can only do that if I maintain the temple of the Holy Spirit with which I’ve been entrusted. Additionally, I have recognized the holistic nature of health and well-being; it’s not enough to remain physically healthy, I must integrate that with mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual health. As Paul taught his protégé in 1 Timothy 4:7b-8, “Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” Ultimately, life and death are in God’s hands, so train your soul to listen, and discipline your body to obey.


The prophet emphasized God’s sovereignty over our physical strength in his judgment against Egypt in Ezekiel 30:22-25:


Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and will break his arms, both the strong and the broken; and I will make the sword fall from his hand. … For I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in his hand; and I will break the arms of Pharaoh, so that he will groan before him with the groanings of a wounded man. Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall. Then they will know that I am the Lord, … .”


Seize the moment and strengthen your body for the mission of God, so you can go where He tells you to go and do what He tells you to do. Dedicate your health and well-being to God for His glory!


God bless you!


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