Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 15:40 (KJV): There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
There are Christians who look to the satisfaction of terrestrial need only: food for the belly, clothes for the body or a place to stay among others.
Their entire existence on the earth is framed by the need to satisfy the body.
But the Bible tells us that we have both celestial (spiritual) and terrestrial (physical) bodies.
Paul calls the celestial body “the building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”(2 Corinthians 5:1).
We are more than just the physical entity that people see.
We must know how to separate the needs of the terrestrial from those of the celestial.
This is part of the wisdom required in every child of God to separate the lawful from the expedient (1 Corinthians 6:12).
Let us learn from our Master, Jesus.
When He was on the earth, He had access to anything if He chose to have it, but because He was conscious of the fact that there was more to Him than the terrestrial, He was alive to the needs of the celestial.
Look at how He expressed himself.
“Man shall not live by bread alone…” (Matthew 4:4)
“My meat is to do the will of the Father who sent me.” (John 4:34).
“Store up treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust can corrupt it” (Matthew 6:20).
This ought to be our pattern. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 5:1, 2 Corinthians 5:4
We are more than just the physical entity that people see. We must know how to separate the needs of the terrestrial from those of the celestial.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this divine truth. Indeed, because I find in myself desires that nothing in this world can satisfy, I know that I was made for another world. Through your Word, you have opened me to the truth that I am indeed an eternal being, I am more than just my physical body. I look to your Word because it is eternal and in it I find my sustenance. In it, I see the paths of everlasting life. In it, I see the perfection that satisfies more than the flesh. In Jesus’s name. Amen.