In today’s reading I found 1 Corinthians 8:8 interesting, But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do. It is my belief that what we put into our bodies has no bearing on our relationship with God. I find it interesting that the same people who will get hung up on drinking a beer or a glass of wine are sometimes the same people who will eat a greasy cheeseburger. If they are treating their bodies as a temple, then they should not allow anything bad to enter their bodies. Everything should be handled in moderation with responsibility and respect for what God has entrusted with us.
The Christian life is one of action. It is not one of sitting idly by and waiting for God to do all the work. It is also a life of responsibility and taking care of others when they need it and helping others help themselves. In 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 it says, 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. God does not desire us to live in a world where we live a frenetic lifestyle. He wants us to live a life where we do not shy away from action, but also one where we are not looking for a fight. We must always look to God for His guidance and his desires for our lives where we serve Him and serve others.