Body Image by Renee Fisher

Body Image
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Renee Fisher

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

— 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

I searched “body image” on Google and found more than 145 million hits. I found articles on celebs such as Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Love Hewitt, who have been criticized for gaining ten pounds.

It is astronomical the number of times we struggle with body image. It used to be the norm that kids in high school felt the pressure to be thin or in shape, but now I know elementary school kids who are facing eating disorders.

Body image and self-esteem are linked. If you struggle with low self-esteem, it is because you also struggle with poor body image. But did you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit? When we say we hate our bodies, we’re actually saying we hate Jesus, the one who made us.

We were bought with a pr ...

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