This is one of the great lessons that I have learned from Pastor Steve at World Revival Church in Kansas City
The western world looks at human achievement as one who can jump higher, run faster, and one who is stronger than others in society. This is the definition of a perfect specimen of humanity in the western world. This however is not a correct view from the perspective of the Torah and the Tanakh. From G-d’s perspective a perfect specimen of humanity is one who has inner strength and conviction. One who can control his emotions, thoughts and desires not one who is out of control with big muscles like the animal. G-d wants us exercise control over our emotions, thoughts and desires by aligning our heart, our mind, our body and our soul with G-d’s direction which is given to us in the Torah and the Tanakh.
It is all about pleasing G-d not about pleasing our physical bodies. This is achieved when we put G-d first. The only way this can happen is when we study the Torah, the Tanakh- G-d’s word. Only when we make it our own and dedicate our lives to serving G-d can we become a perfect specimen of humanity in the eyes of HaShem.
Pastor Steve calls this dying to self.
It is not about me it is all about G-d and Yeshua. Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah.