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Healthy Living

Healthy Living

We are always being told how we should live if we want to be healthy.Living Healthy?  Why not LIVE FOREVER?

Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables every day, give up smoking, drink less alcohol, take more exercise.

We must all be familiar with such good advice but how much we pay attention to it is up to us! There is no doubt that a sensible, balanced life-style guards against many illnesses and malfunctions of the body.

Live Longer?

With the advantages of a good diet and access to modern medicines we humans, especially in the West, are living longer – often well beyond the allotted ‘three score years and ten’.

But the crux of the matter is that our bodies are not designed to live for ever – not in our present state anyway.

Whether we live more or less than 70 years, we will all die one day. The Bible explains this in the clearest possible terms:

“In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19);

“For all our days have passed away in your wrath; we finish our years like a sigh. The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away” (Psalm 90:9–10);

“For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten” (Ecclesiastes 9:5).

Live For Ever?

That is why looking after our bodies is not enough. We must feed our minds too. Of course this is no new idea; it was foreseen by God from the beginning.

The Israelites were told through Moses:

“He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 8:3).

That profound truth was clearly understood by Jesus when he resisted the temptation in the wilderness to turn stones into bread on the basis that: “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4).

If our minds are fed by spiritual food – God’s Word – it can lead to a more meaningful life now and eternal life in a perfected world when Jesus returns.

That’s what I call ‘Healthy Living’!

Marion Buckler

Glad Tidings Magazine of the Kingdom of God on Earth

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