Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 6


We pray and allow God to Replace our old ways with truth and wisdom …

I once had a friend tell me that you can “tell a lot about a person by what they laugh at.” This sentiment is true for what grabs all our inward affections through our outward senses. Inwardly our heart (used over 840 times in Scripture) chooses what we honor based on the desires we carry within. The heart controls us and motivates us. Therefore, above all, we need to guard our hearts. Outwardly, our heart brings before our senses sights, smells, sounds, touch, and/or tastes. All of these choices are worship decisions.

We must adopt a motto toward all things when learning how to guard our heart: reject, receive, and redeem.There are many things that are down right good in this world, and should be enjoyed and received, but there are many things that have been so perverted that they should be rejected and removed altogether. However, most things fall into the redeemcategory; in that we are to use wisdom in what we bring before our senses for enjoyment.

Consider this for a moment: when Proverbs implores parents to train a child in the way they should go, the Hebrew word Paideia is used for the work of training. Paideia literally refers to training a child’s palate to have a taste for the finer things in all of life. We must do the same in our lives as a whole. We must parent our palates to have an appetite for the best art, the best creativity, the most helpful resources and products, and for the savory-ness of the gospel in our craft.

We must reject the things causing us to stumble (some of us more things than others) because of our weakness and inability to handle it at the moment. But, our ultimate goal must be to receive and replace the things we’ve learned to abuse with usefulness and purpose. We must do this within the redeemed proper use and limits. Maybe this means finding altogether different things that will serve our betterment.

*For further reading in the Bible: Romans 14

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Author: Dave Yauk

Dave Yauk is first a foremost a follower of Jesus. He is Husband to Katie, and Father to 4 wonderful children (Naomi, Jesse, Levi, and Analise). Dave's primary passion is to seek after Gods Glory in all things, and in his contribution you'll find he holds a passion for Theology and all things Beautiful as seen in the Creator, Creativity, Character and Culture. Dave has been privileged to do ministry in over 17 countries. This has been his primary means of education and learning as a follower of Jesus. However, Dave has also had the honor of getting a B.A. from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Management and Christian Leadership, a Master's in Divinity from Liberty University, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from I.W.S. Dave owns the Garden City Project (an online collaborative marketplace for Christian artists and innovators), Finale School of Music, and teaches online guitar for Jamplay.com. He is also a Professor of Theology, Worship and Missiology at Visible Music College and Grand Canyon University.

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