If God’s will is for health and life, then what has gone wrong?
Why has my health failed to such a serious extent?
If I could sum this up in one word, I’d probably say “compromise”.
If I had to sum it up with a more accurate word, I’d have to say “disobedience”.
In reality both reflect the same truth.
It doesn’t matter how much Bible someone reads.
It doesn’t matter how much a person refers to the Bible.
It doesn’t matter how much a person points to the Bible as God’s word and ultimate doctrinal authority.
Blessed are those who HEAR the word of God and OBEY it (Luke 11).
Reading and promoting scripture are fruitless activities IF we ourselves are not hearing it AND obeying it.
It has to be LIVED, not merely read and taught.
Importantly we need to be sure of what IS the word of God and know how to distinguish it from man’s interpretations and traditions, and then we have to live as if the word of God can REALLY be trusted to be THE authority upon which our beliefs and actions have their foundation.
So why has my health failed to such a serious extent?
Because I allowed far too many other things take priority over obedience to Him and His word.
I prioritised man’s trivia instead of God’s commission.
And the promise of health and a full life is conditional.
do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years…
…Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.