Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Some people are very careful to avoid breaking any of society's laws. They understand that there are unpleasant consequences for those who do so. One of the strangest ironies about this is the fact that a vast majority of people in society are daily choosing to live in violation of God's laws as if there are no consequences. The Lord has made it a part of his plan that man's reaping shall be according to his sowing. And this is the explanation of the misery and suffering in our world, which is charged back upon God. The man who serves himself, and makes a god of his stomach, will reap that which is the sure result of the violation of nature's laws. He who abuses any organ of the body to gratify lustful appetites and debased passions will bear testimony to the same in his countenance. He has sown to fleshly lusts, and he will just as surely realize the consequence. He is like a hunted being; he is a slave to passion, the chains of which he is unwilling to break. And at last he is left of God, without conviction, without mercy, without hope, to destroy himself. He is left to the natural processes of corrupting practices which degrade him beneath the brute creation. His sinfulness has ruined the mechanism of the living machinery, and nature's laws, transgressed, become his tormentors.

When we do all we can on our part to have health, then may we expect that the blessed results will follow, and we can ask God in faith to bless our efforts for the preservation of health. He will then answer our prayer, if his name can be glorified thereby; but let all understand that they have a work to do. God will not work in a miraculous manner to preserve the health of persons who are taking a sure course to make themselves sick. Jesus intercedes for us in heaven and makes grace available for us to overcome self-destructive habits. May our heavenly Father lead us to repentance and give us strength to live in harmony with His laws of health.

1 Corinthians 6:20/10:31/Galatians 6:7,8
Proverbs 20:1/23:2,20-21/25:28/ Luke 21:34/1 Peter 2:11/

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