*** What important wish
(prayer, margin) is expressed by the apostle concerning Gaius?
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and
be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2.
*** Why is it necessary
to preserve the body in health?
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that
ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto
God, which is your reasonable service.” Rom. 12:1.
*** When one is truly
sanctified, how much of him will be affected?
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray
God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thess. 5:23.
*** How did the apostle
“But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest
that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a
castaway.” 1 Cor. 9:27.
*** Is it expedient to
eat everything that it is lawful to eat?
“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not
expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify
not.” 1 Cor. 10:23.
*** Is God’s glory to
be considered even in one’s eating?
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do
all to the glory of God.” 1 Cor. 10:31.
*** What are our bodies
said to be?
“What! know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy
Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your
own?” 1 Cor. 6:19.
*** What is the
Christian’s duty concerning his body in view of the fact that the Spirit
of God has taken possession of it?
“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your
body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Cor. 6:20.
*** What does the
apostle say God will do to those who defile or mar this temple of His, the
“If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for
the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” 1 Cor. 3:17.
*** Can the body be
defiled with improper food or drink?
“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself
with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he
drank.” Dan. 1:8.
*** What sort of food
did Daniel desire?
“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing
seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in
the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for
meat.” Gen. 1:29.
*** What kind of flesh
did the Lord afterward permit man to eat?
“Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven footed, and cheweth
the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.” Lev. 11:3.
*** By what term was
this class of creatures distinguished from the other?
“Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male
and his female; and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his
female.” Gen. 7:2.
*** Which one of these
now commonly eaten was mentioned as being unfit even to touch?
“And the swine, because
it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you; ye
shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.” Deut. 14:8.
*** Why did the Lord
thus restrict the Hebrews?
“For thou art a holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the
Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all
the nations that are upon the earth. Thou shalt not eat any abominable
thing.” Deut. 14:2, 3.