God's Alternative to Medicine:
Adult-onset diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions in our country. It is a slowly progressing insidious disease, which begins early in life--around the teenage years. It shortens life span and wreaks havoc on the body, often resulting in blindness and loss of a limb. The sad part is that, as with so many other chronic illnesses in our time, in most cases the disease can be prevented or reversed by proper habits of eating and exercising.
But is it not so much easier to take a pill, whether it is a prescription medication like the one referred to in the article, or a herbal remedy as so many look for--and commercial enterprises are always prepared to offer a quick fix? Of course there are many times when medication is appropriate and useful, and I am not advocating that people should not listen to their doctors! But, ultimately we are responsible to God for knowing how to live a healthy lifestyle. And, like so many of the instructions given to us in God's Word, we should not be surprised that discipline and perseverance in personal habits lie at the core of our physical as well as spiritual well being.
The Bible tells us "Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, so Honor God with your body" (1 Corinthians 3:16). If we are to live life to the fullest,we must be diligent to care for ourselves to be good stewards of our physical bodies. So take care of yourself: eat right and exercise. Find a way, make it fun. Who knows what God has in mind for you down the road--who you might live to inspire, to encourage, to bring to faith!
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