Sunday, December 05, 2004

More on Health

Reading these together gives a "panoramic view" of what health can look like -- individual health, family health, and community health.

1 John 4:7-21
1 Peter 4:7-11
James 1:19-20, 1:26-27, 3:1-12, 4:1-3
2 Thes. 3:6-13
1 Thes. 4:1-12, 5:12-22
Colossians 3:1-17, 4:2-6
Philippians 4:2-9
Ephesians 4:1-6, 4:17-21
Galatians 5:16-6:10
1 Corinthians 1:10-17, 3:1-8, 13:1-13

So often, though, we use such texts to say to each other & the world around us: "you are living wrong -- stop it -- and do this instead." And that's probably not healthy, or even consistent with what is being said here. We need to get the panoramic view of health, then silently and humbly ask Father for conviction of where our unhealth begins, and start begging him to heal us. This begging, of course, can be accompanied by other efforts, though they are secondary for sure.


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