The Bible contains a wealth of wisdom and guidance on what we put into our bodies.

From the foods we eat to the substances we consume, the Bible has much to say about how we should care for and treat our bodies, which are temples of the Holy Spirit.

Whether seeking to nourish and nourish our bodies or abstain from harmful substances, these verses offer valuable insights and principles that can help us make wise and godly choices.

Bible Verses About Putting Things in Your Body

Whether seeking physical health, spiritual vitality, or both, the Bible offers valuable insights and encouragement as we strive to make wise and godly choices about what we put into our bodies.

In this discussion, we will explore a selection of Bible verses that address putting things into our bodies and consider the wisdom and guidance they offer on approaching this critical aspect of our lives.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20- God Owns Our Body

I don’t know about you, but my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. It is not my own, I was bought with a price. So glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV)

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We were made in three parts: spirit, soul, and body. The Father formed our physical structure, the Son redeemed our body, and our body is filled with the Holy Spirit.

We should know the incredible privilege of serving as the living God’s temple.

As a chosen, royal, and holy people belonging to God, let us flee from all kinds of crimes that defile our bodies and live as unto the Lord so that we may exalt Him Who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Romans 12:1-2- Your Body Should Represent God

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV

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The Sacred Spirit moved into our mortal bodies when we were born from above, and we have since become His holy sanctuary.

Surely we should be aware of the tremendous opportunity this presents and voluntarily dedicate our bodies, souls, and spirits to the Father each day.

 

Romans 12:4-5- We Are One In Christ

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
Romans 12:4-5(NIV)

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It is totally due to God’s tremendous grace that we are rescued.

Although there is nothing we can do to repay God, we may undoubtedly offer ourselves to Him in love and thanks in the face of its lasting benefits and glories by submitting our bodies as a holy and pleasing living sacrifice, as this is our form of spiritual worship.

Philippians 3:20-21- Eternity Is Our Target

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

Philippians 3:20-21 ESV

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This text urges us not to put our faith in our fleshly selves. We are advised on what to do and what not to do, guidance on how to grow in the faith, and encouragement to run the course that is set before us with joy and victory, all to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to God to glorify him.

Psalm 139:13-14- God Is Our Creator

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Psalm 139:13-14(NIV)

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God, in His grace, cares about every conception since each is made uniquely.

Everyone is created and molded by the Lord, and the psalmist is glad that God plans each person’s life and schedules each day of their existence.

Not only are we informed that God values our life greatly in this verse.

We are also commanded to take care of our bodies and refrain from putting anything into the Temple of God that will corrupt it.

Ecclesiastes 11:10- The Things Of The World Are Vanity 

So then, banish anxiety from your heart
and cast off the troubles of your body,
for youth and vigor are meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 11:10 (NIV)

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Childhood and adolescence’s benefits and pleasures lack continuity, contentment, and assurance.

They are fading; these blossoms and flowers will soon wither and fade. As a result, let them be stitched into good fruit that will endure and increase to a good account.

We are the Lord’s prized possession for two reasons, in addition to the fact that He created and fashioned us from earth’s dust.

Paul challenges us to praise God in our bodies because we have been purchased at a price—the priceless blood of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Matthew 26:41- Prayers The Key To Overcoming Temptation

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Matthew 26:41(NIV)

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The flesh is weak, but the spirit is willing; however, those who rely entirely on God, follow Christ, and pray in unison with the Holy Spirit are given the power to triumph over the world, the flesh, and the devil.

This is because, during this Christian era, Christ paid the price for our sins and destroyed the power of sin in the lives of all who believed.

May we all cling steadfastly to the gospel of grace and the truth of God’s Word, fully trusting that HIS grace is adequate since His strength is made perfect in our frailty

1 Corinthians 3:16-17- Our Body Is The Temple Of God

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17(ESV)

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You are a temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwells in you; Paul reminds these superficial believers and makes a passionate appeal for them to heed this crucial reality.

Let us acknowledge the incredible blessing, enormous duty, and grave reality that the Spirit of God has permanently occupied our bodies and live as unto the Lord.

Mark 7:18-19-All Things Created By God Are Clean

And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.)

Mark 7:18-19(ESV)

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Not the food consumed but the evil that exits the mouth renders a person unclean. A wicked heart is the root of all evil, which must be purified for a person to be accepted by God.

We are aware that this is expected of us, but can a cup be cleaned on the inside without being cleaned outside? We should maintain cleanliness both internally and outside (our body).

We should stay far away from things that will corrupt our minds and body

1 Corinthians 10:13-God Can Help Us Overcome Any Kind Of Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13(ESV)

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Let us never lose sight of our temptations and trials, no different from those others face.

God is faithful and has promised not to allow the temptation to be stronger than we can handle. Instead, He will, by His grace, provide a way out so that we can endure it.

To resist any temptation of the body, we can always maintain our focus on our Lord Jesus.

Matthew 26:41

 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Matthew 26:41(ESV)

Jesus understood that only in humble surrender to His heavenly Father and by the power of the indwelling Spirit could He work effectively in His fleshly body and triumph over the world, the flesh, and the devil. What an excellent example He provided for all of us.

It should be no surprise that Christ instructed His drowsy and perplexed disciples to watch and Pray.

He urged them to continue observing and praying so they wouldn’t succumb to temptation. The flesh is weak, but the spirit is willing.

Bible Verses About Not Putting Foreign Things In Your Body

The Scripture contains numerous verses that speak to the importance of avoiding introducing foreign or harmful substances into our bodies.

These verses listed encourage us to be mindful of what we consume and the potential impact it may have on our physical and spiritual well-being.

In this section, we will explore some key biblical passages that address the dangers of introducing foreign or harmful things into our bodies and the consequences of disregarding this guidance.

By heeding these warnings and making godly choices about what we put into our bodies, we can honor God and care for ourselves physically and spiritually.

Leviticus 19:28

You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord 

Leviticus 19:28 ESV

God created our bodies as his temple, and we cannot defy them in any way. Nowhere in the Bible does God demand or even permit physical deformity in his people.

The Christians should take the ban on cutting seriously because it is merely self-harm and is frequently linked to demonic activity

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV 

We hold a position of high honor and great responsibility since we are God’s own acquired possession.

He paid a tremendous price to free us from the slave market of sin, we no longer belong to sin; instead, our spirit, soul, and body belong to the Lord. Therefore, we must exalt God via our deeds, attitudes, words, and bodies.

Our body, soul, and spirit now belong to the Lord. Therefore we cannot think of it as our own and follow our selfish whims, carnal wants, and worldly lusts.

Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Matthew 26:41 ESV

Even when man’s inner spirit and his God-given conscience scream the opposite, the wants of the body, the enticing draw that enters the eye-gate and the ear-gate, and the inner arrogant nature of fallen man are powerless to fight evil.

Any child of God is constantly under attack from the enemy, so Christ’s urgent appeal to His disciples is to watch and never stop looking out for one another.

Also to pray and never stop praying, is just as crucial in today’s evil age as it was when His disciples gave in to their flesh on that historic occasion

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV

Following their exodus from Egypt, some Israelites engaged in sexual immorality, while others complained, and Paul used Israel’s lack of faith in the wilderness to warn the Church against unbelief.

God’s promises to Israel and the Church remain valid for all time. And God has promised that you will experience only natural temptations that every person encounters.

God is faithful; He will not allow you to be tested beyond your capacity and will work to give you a way out of the situation so that you can resist temptation.

Ephesians 5:18

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:18 ESV 

While being cautioned against conforming to the world’s ways, we are encouraged to grow in our Christian walk.

We are warned against lying, anger, deceitfulness, and unconfessed sins such as covetousness, filthiness, foolish talking, and coarse humor.

We are also advised against emotional instability, foolish gullibility, and spiritual immaturity.

Let’s give God our entire selves so that he can utilize us in whatever he sees fit.

1 Corinthians 6:12

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.

1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV

The believers were bitterly divided, and some were even engaging in heinous sexual immorality.

This verse explains that if righteous actions or activities cause us or another Christian to stumble or fall, we should recognize the issue and quickly turn from it. Sin is dealt with in Scripture clearly and understandably.

Psalm 30:2

Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.

Psalm 30:2 ESV 

God frequently sends beautiful answers to our prayers that have a beneficial and helpful impact on many areas of our lives and the disabilities, distresses, anxieties, or concerns of many people as we pray for them.

How important it is always to recognize how God touches people’s lives via prayer

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV 

Paul reminds us that those who believe are born-anew and covered in Christ’s perfect righteousness after outlining the weakness of man’s body and the enigmatic splendor of Christ’s cross.

Old things have passed away, and through the power of the Spirit, we are transformed into brand-new creature that has been adopted into God’s family.

Therefore, we should put away everything that could taint this brand-new temple of God and let go of all dirty dealing.

 

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23 ESV 

“But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ.” God was so devoted to His creation that, in the act of grace, He permitted His only Son to be born into the human race.

This allowed Him to become man’s Savior by offering His sinless, perfect life as a sacrifice to atone for humankind’s transgressions.

First and foremost, it is essential to comprehend that salvation is a gift from God.

Salvation, which includes eternal life, cannot be obtained through our “good” conduct, selfless giving, vast sums of money, or gestures of compassion since it is an undeserved gift from God.

Galatians 5:18

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Galatians 5:18 ESV 

When the Spirit is not guiding us, we live according to the flesh and not according to the way God wants us to live—in spirit and truth.

And the unfortunate result of living a fleshly Christian life is that we give up the lovely freedom we have in Christ and return to being slaves to sin and legalistic practices that depend on ourselves rather than on God

Conclusion

These powerful scriptures offer guidance and caution about the types of food and substances we should consume, as well as the importance of self-control and moderation in our consumption habits.

Ultimately, the Bible encourages us to take care of our bodies, as they are temples of the Holy Spirit and vehicles for carrying out God’s will on earth.

By following the wisdom and guidance of these biblical passages, we can ensure that we maintain good physical health and honor God with the choices we make about what we put into our bodies.

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