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January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014
George Fox,
renewer of society, 1691 

"God's Prescription for Good Health"

“Keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.”  Proverbs 3: 1 – 2 NIV

As I was reading my newspaper on Sunday I noticed there were a lot of advertisements about vitamins and supplements meant to make or keep you healthy.  I suspect that if they could really do that you’d be willing to pay a great deal for them.

I bet you already know you have a prescription for long life from God, and it’s free.  God has given us principles for health management in the Bible, His owner’s manual for our bodies.

As David said, “You made my body, Lord; now give me sense to heed your laws.”  (Psalm 119: 73 LB)  Our verse for today reminds us to keep the commands of God in our heart because it will prolong our life.

So what are some of those commands?  We hear three of them in
Proverbs 3:  5 – 10:

  •  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your path straight.”
  • “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.  This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones
  •  “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing.”  

These verses highlight some factors you might not think about that will keep you healthy:  tranquility, trust in God, integrity, humility and generosity.  They can do that because your physical health is influenced by your spiritual health.

Over the next few days we’ll look at these a little more.  For today, take some time to meditate on Proverbs 3: 1 – 10 and ask God to show you ways you can grow in tranquility, trust, integrity, humility and generosity.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don