20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
Proverbs 4:20-22 (NKJV)
I have not been blogging for quite some time because I have been busy at work. I have also been sick 2 days ago. Somehow, I am lead to the above verses on health and this is what I will explore in this article.
The above passage is from the words of a personified Wisdom. Wisdom told us to listen to her words. Those words must not depart from our eyes. We are to keep them in our hearts because if we do, we will find life and have good physical health.
This tells us that the wisdom of God has practical uses. In this case, it brings us life and health. What are they? Let us start with “life”.
Why do we need wisdom to have life? Are we not alive? The term “life” here refers to good life. It means a life of joy, hope, peace and prosperity. This is the life that makes us happy and be glad that we are alive. God gives us life to enjoy, not to tolerate.
As I have written before, our God is not a sadist. It has never been his will for any one of us to suffer anything. If you happen to be in any form of suffering right now, it is the will of God for you to overcome them. He wants us to triumph over all our trials and tribulation. He wants us to emerge victorious and reap huge harvests.
This is the life we were designed to live and we do it by taking the wisdom of God seriously.
Next, we go to health. This is another scary subject in the religious churches. I suspect I can understand why. They are afraid that if they preach on good health and their members got sick, they will look stupid. So, they choose to preach only on things that cannot be proven. This is how they play safe.
However, the Bible says otherwise. The Bible has shown us that God is not afraid to promise us things that can be proven like health and wealth. God wants all of us to have good health. If you are sick right now, it is the will of God for you to get well. Do you intend to obey him?
Proverbs 4:22 guarantees us good physical health if we play by the rules. The rules are, keep the wisdom of God in our hearts and minds.
Are you able to do that? Are you willing to do that? As for me, I am in.