Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:23, NKJV
Some people assume that only Eastern religious gurus and yoga practitioners care about the relationship between body, soul, and spirit, when in fact the Bible clearly highlights both the importance and the interdependence of each part.
The body is our outward physical flesh. The soul is our inward personality and consists of our mind, our emotions, and our will. The spirit is our innermost chamber through which we are conscious of God and able to fellowship with Him.
Holistic medicine treats the whole person by embracing the idea that mental and emotional stress will manifest themselves in physical ways. This very same principle is true regarding God’s cleansing sanctification. May the Lord make us healthy and holy both inside and out.