For Your Health

The Bible Your Manual for a Healthy Body- Part IIBack to Articles

A survey was taken in a major city several years ago. Those who participated responded to many questions. It was found that the most important interest of most people was their health and the health of their family. Without health you cannot enjoy retirement neither the money you’ve worked so hard to obtain. Medical bills will absorb your life savings and make you a pauper in no time.

It is so ironic that we have so many doctors, hospitals, medical knowledge, medicines and treatments, yet there has never been a time of more sickness and death. Thousands are suffering from the results of bad eating habits, poor choices and a sedentary lifestyle. While most bacterial diseases have been greatly reduced, or totally eliminated, chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, lupus, and chronic fatigue syndrome are all lifestyle related. In most cases they can be totally reversed or managed through a change in diet and physical activity.

The promise given in Exodus 15:26 offers a practical plan for healing. It says, “ If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statues, I will put none of these diseases upon thee which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” These words make it quite clear that you can literally postpone your own funeral by obeying health laws that are found in the Bible. Millions would still be alive today if they had heeded the warnings of God. Ecclesiastes 7:17 counsels us to not be foolish and die before our time.

Exodus 15:26 was a promise given to the children of Israel, God’s special people many years ago. He wanted them to stand out, be an example, a spectical to the world of His love, mercy and healing power. He wanted them to be the head and not the tail (Deut. 28:13). He gave them instructions, which if followed would bring only blessings of life and health. Needless to say many of them refused to follow His counsels and dietary laws and they suffered the natural consequences. The following is a list of just a few of the many health instructions found in the Bible. Gen. 1: 29; 3:18; Levt. 11;Deut.14:3-20; Levt. 7:23,26 Eccl. 10:17; Proverbs 20:1.

Today God’s children are spiritual Israel. The promises are for us too. If we would choose to hearken to God’s commands we will naturally reap the good benefits. It is simply hair raising and blood curdling to see what goes into our stomachs. The acid test seems to be whether it tastes good or whether it makes us feel good. God has the rightto instruct us on how to preserve health. After all, He made us, so He knows best how to maintain our bodies. He will never force His instructions on us. We have a choice! Choose life today!

Words of Great Wisdom From God’s Words

Idamae Hanna M.P.H.,R.D.
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