Motives of the Heart

Stewardship of My Body

Worldwide more people die by suicide than by homicide and war. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults (age 10-24). It is also one of the leading causes of death for adults (ages 25-44). Most people think about suicide at some point in their lives. In 2004 the estimated number of attempted suicides in the U. S. was 800,000. On average, someone attempts suicide every 40 seconds in the U.S. and 88 people die by suicide each day. We are not to judge these people. Yet Scripture is clear by telling us not to kill (Exod 20:13) which includes ourselves.
On the other hand, people try to enjoy life to the fullest without caring about God and the future, abusing their bodies in various way (Luke 17:26-30). There seems to be a problem with the stewardship of our bodies.