7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord [with reverent awe and obedience] and turn [entirely] away from evil. 8 It will be health to your body [your marrow, your nerves, your sinews, your muscles—all your inner parts] And refreshment (physical well-being) to your bones.
The goal of many people who live for the Lord or church is everlasting life and for the afterlife, but God’s wisdom provides way more life-everlasting. God’s word gives guidance in many parts of our lives, to have a true purpose, healthy living, peace of mind, and perfect harmony cause if the laws of God were practiced, the world would joyful and most pleasant. The problem with some Christians is that they break God’s word into two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament, but all of scripture is all His word. The people living only in the Old Testament don’t see God fulfill His messianic promise in delivering His only begotten Son. The people who only accept the New Testament, reject the foundation the He is God of heaven and earth and created it all in six days which tells all of the universes He IS God Almighty. You might ask me or God’s word to provide a way to a healthy life, and scripture does have writing that says the Lord says, I know what is best for my children. We are what we eat the famous saying is, mankind’s dietary science is it’s okay to eat this or that. When I was growing up, I was taught the 4 food groups, and now the food triangle. The Lord gave Adam and Eve’s plant-based diets in the garden of Eden, (Genesis 2:16 ) and for years that is what most people ate. When the Lord judged the ancient evil world and all vegetation was wiped out, God told Noah, it is okay to eat meat, ( Genesis 9:3-4) so Noah did. If anyone wants to know the way people’s lifespan before the flood was longer compared to after, it was all because of what they ate. God’s word gave His children even more detail of what was good meat and bad unclean meat, ( Leviticus 11). Many Christians will say, hey those are Jewish dietary laws and mean nothing to us in the New Testament, but when I read scripture all I see is that God made every man, woman, and child on earth, there is simply no difference if we are in Christ Jesus.
Now by obeying or disobeying the Old Testament dietary laws may not have anything to do with salvation, but the proof is how something people eat, may help with long healthy lives. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and most of is from coronary artery disease. Of all things people eat that causes the most problem is the one meat the Lord says was unclean, in the dietary laws is the pig. All meat has fat and produces cholesterol but pork has the most and causes the most cholesterol. During the COVID-19 pandemic, those who had pre-existing and poor diets got infected and died of COVID-19 more than those of a healthy lifestyle. Proverbs 3:7-8 says that the wisdom of God gives a healthy body. So many elder people in poor health give the young wise advice, please practice a healthy lifestyle, cause when you are old and crippled you will wish you had, cause a healthy body is very valuable and doesn’t need a lot of medical bills. God bless you, the Great Physician Jesus loves you and so do I. Samuel J Head
Isaiah 66:17 “Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, Following one in the center, Who eat pig’s flesh, detestable things, and mice, Will come to an end altogether,” declares the Lord.