But the only thing I thought was-"These people are sad examples of so many today-arrogant, and full of themselves." One day, if they continue on the way they are, how their living will catch up with them. I hope they grow up, and make some changes before that happens. I've lost several people in my family from smoking, drinking, and a lifetime of abusing themselves with addictive substances. They died with long illnesses, and diseases, and they suffered for years before they finally died. It's sad to watch what pride, wrong choices, and arrogance does to people. I left them in the parking lot, and prayed for them as I drove away. I hope they come to my site here, and see this. Their stopping in front of me, only fueled my resolve to be a voice to the dangers of smoking and the consequences.
The scriptures teach our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, we are not our own, we were created by God, and accountable to Him for how we have taken care of our bodies, and what we've done with them. Every sin committed in them has consequences, in this life, and the next.
1Co 6:19 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?
1Co 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
We have no right over ourselves, to dispose either of our body, or any of its members, as we may think proper or lawful; we are bound to God, and to him we are accountable.
It is possible to change-and there's help in many places that can be found. If you smoke, and still have your health, I pray you will make that change, you will not regret it.
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