There is nothing wrong in healthy eating and rightfully so. We do need to watch what we eat.
The scriptures tell us to glorify God in our body (1 Corinthians 6; 15). Part of glorifying God in our body will include taking care of our bodies which will include our diet.
However; it takes more than a healthy diet to walk in divine health.
Let’s have a look at scripture:
During the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ our Lord healed a man that has been waiting for the move of the water by the pool. He had his infirmity for 38 years (John 5; 5).
After Jesus Christ healed him ; Jesus saw him in the temple and said unto him:
“Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee (John 5; 14).
From this scripture we can see that sin would have brought a worst thing upon this man. Therefore we can see very clearly that divine health is more than eating right.
The scripture also makes it very clear that man shall not live by bread alone; but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4; 4).
We must feed on God’s Word. Proverbs 4; 20 - 22 says “
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
God’s Word is life to those that find them and health to all their flesh.
Those that fear the Lord prolong their days: Proverbs 10; 27 . Part of having a prolonged life must include health.
Watching what we say is very important for life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18; 21). The bible clearly states here that life is in the power of our tongue; while we get nutrition from food which works in our body; our tongue rightly used will bring life.
Proverbs 12; 18 8 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Further confirmation that the tongue is a source of health.
We are partakers of the divine nature by appropriating the promises of God. 2 Peter 1; 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Our divine nature includes divine health.
We need to take care of our Soul; how we think can impact us.
3 John 2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
The scripture is saying here that the Lord's desire is that we prosper and be in health even as our soul prospers (not as we eat healthy).
Proverbs 14; 30 reads “ A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
The state of our heart will affect our flesh.
Then we must not forget exercise. According to scripture it profits little compared to godliness " For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come (1 Timothy 4; 8)".
In conclusion what we eat is important ; 1 Corinthians 10; 31 reads “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Therefore yes our diet is very important however as we can see from scriptures it will take more than a healthy diet to walk in divine health.
17/3/2021 12:22:06 am
Bisi; it is so true that we should be good stewards of our body. But the best of eating plans will do nothing to benefit our soul or our spirit. The numerous verses you quoted in this post make it abundantly clear that the Word of God is essential to us realizing divine health.
21/3/2021 03:46:21 pm
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