Sunday, December 8, 2013

Don’t Put Your Faith In Diets and Exercise

Psalm 118:8 -  It is better 2 trust in the Lord than 2 put confidence in man.

Alot of people think that the way 2 get health is 2 watch what they eat. For example, many people say that the Mediterranean diet is a very healthy one. I agree, generally. But do u know that the people whom Jesus healed were also on a Mediterranean diet? They did not eat pork and prawns, for example, bcoz they were Jews and these things are not kosher for them.

I know that u want 2 walk in divine health. But God does not want your focus 2b on food — what 2 eat, what not 2 eat — or even exercise — how 2 exercise, when 2 exercise. All these are natural means which the people of the world trust in. It is better 2 trust in the Lord and His finished work, than 2 put your confidence in the latest man-made diet plans and exercise regimes.

At the cross, Jesus took your sicknesses and carried your pains, and by His stripes u were healed. (Isaiah 53:4–5) The Bible even tells us how 2 escape sickness and premature death — by discerning the Lord’s body when we partake of the Lord’s Supper. (1 Corinthians 11:29–30) But instead of focusing on these truths, many of us prefer 2 focus on dieting and exercising.

Now, I am not against eating well or exercising. I myself exercise and I do watch what I eat. For example, I don’t like 2 eat oily stuff bcoz it makes me feel uncomfortable. And when I have 2 preach, I do my best not 2 eat foods that make me burp!

But I eat generally healthy stuff not bcoz I trust dieting 2 make me healthy. I exercise not bcoz I trust exercising 2 make me healthy. No, I trust the finished work of Christ 2 make me healthy. I eat well bcoz I like 2 feel good and I exercise bcoz I enjoy the rush, the sweat!

God wants u 2b free when it comes 2 eating and exercising. Don’t make laws for eating and exercising, and then trust these laws 2 give u “divine” health. Trust in the finished work of Christ. Discern His body when u partake of the Holy Communion. And just enjoy your food and workout!

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