The physical body we each possess is the most complex of all God’s creations. Our brain exceeds the capabilities of the most complex supercomputer on earth. If you doubt this statement, just remember who designed this complex supercomputer. Our sensory system is comprised of nerve cells that provide impulses from the periphery of the body to the central nervous system, a feat beyond the capabilities of the most advanced machines in the best funded laboratories on earth. Our reproductive system is capable of producing a brand new life. Our bone structure is an unbelievable engineering accomplishment. Our lungs take in copious amounts of air, extract the oxygen, and place that oxygen into the blood. This oxygen is referred to as the “breath of life” in Genesis 2:7. Our heart then pumps this oxygen rich blood to every cell within the body, and when that oxygen rich blood stops flowing, the body dies. The imperative of keeping this oxygen-rich life-giving blood flowing throughout the body is made abundantly clear in Leviticus 17:11 where we read:
“The life of the flesh is in the blood.”And what did our Creator use for building materials to create this incredibly complex physical body we each possess?
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” ~ Genesis 2:7Where did this “dust of the ground” originate? The Bible provides the clear answer to that question in Genesis 1:1 where we read:
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the EARTH.”This is confirmed in John 1:3:
“All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.”It is interesting to note that evolution agrees that man came from this same “dust of the ground” just as the Bible teaches. The difference being, the evolutionists claim this rock dust originated as the result of the colliding of some dead mineral matter, at an event they claim took place in the far distant past called the “big bang”. But here’s where the evolutionists have a huge problem… Evolutionists are unable to explain the origin of that rock from which that rock dust came. Nor can they explain how that lifeless, dead, rock dust became a human physical body containing life. Dear friend – rock dust cannot come into existence or develop into a “living body” apart from GOD.
Man Is More Than Just A BodyBut man is more than just a body as we learn in Hebrews 9:27:
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”How anyone could believe that life itself, and the magnificent complex physical body we each possess, along with a soul and spirit could all originate from some dead rocks colliding with a BIG BANG millions of years ago is beyond my comprehension. And when this physical body God has provided each of us dies, there is life beyond the grave as we read in II Corinthians 5:1:
“For we know that, if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”Thus it is imperative that we not only take proper care of this physical body if we want to live a long and healthy life here on earth, but that we also make preparation before we die for that spiritual life which will continue beyond the grave.
God Has Done His Part — The Rest Is Up To UsThat God would take His most complex earthly creation – our physical bodies – and turn them over to the likes of sinful man to be caretakers of, and be responsible for the maintaining of, is extremely humbling to this editor. Consider these sobering words found in I Corinthians 3:10:
“According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon."I Corinthians 3:16-17 expands on this thought:
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defileI Corinthians 6:19-20 expands even further on the thought:
the temple of God , him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the holy ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”
The World Does Not Have The AnswersThe Bible makes it clear where we should look to find answers:
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God . . . .” ~ I Corinthians 3:19 “The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men.” ~ I Corinthians 4:19-21 “Better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” ~ Psalm 118:8
And Here's Proof...The results of going the world’s way with our physical problems have not improved in over 2,000 years since these words in Mark 5:25-26 were spoken:
“And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.”Yet in spite of the obvious inability of the world to restore our health, we continue to look to the world which God has already told us does not have the answer.
Why Do We Put Our Trust In Doctors and Dieticians?My maternal grandma and grandpa were farmers in upstate New York. They grew their own food by the sweat of their brow. They cut their own firewood to provide heat in their wood burning stoves (they didn’t have electricity). They pumped their own water from a well across the road and carried it to the house by the bucketful morning and evening. They had no running water and had to use an outhouse. My grandparents did not depend on the dieticians for instruction as to how to nourish their physical bodies, nor did they go to doctors when they got sick – because they rarely got sick. Nor did they take any medications. Nor did they have health insurance, Life Insurance, or Social Security, yet without these worldly things they lived healthily, happily, and frugally to a ripe old age. Currently, many in our nation are clamoring for government to take care of their physical needs through food stamps and a government-controlled and administered health care program. Many people today have faith that government can restore health to the physical bodies they have failed to maintain and nourish properly. Their faith is misplaced! Dear friends, government, no matter how much money it spends, cannot prevent sickness nor restore health to anyone, because God has given each of us as individuals that responsibility:
“I beseech YOU therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” ~ Romans 12:1-2
Maintaining Health: Our Responsibility, Not God's or GovernmentAttaining and maintaining a healthy body requires more than healthy food to nourish it, along with sunshine and exercise. We must also avoid polluting our body with toxic substances. Don’t you think it is high time you considered taking control of both your physical and spiritual health so that you can experience the ultimate health God designed and desires for you both in this life and in the life that is to come?
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." ~ Galatians 6:7Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high we will return with another exciting issue of the Hallelujah Health Tip. Trust you will join us and that you will share these Health Tips with friends and loved ones.