Everyone agrees that being healthy is good. It makes you feel better and allows you to do more with your life. But did you ever expect getting a health tip from the apostle Paul?
When a bible study group focused on Romans 13, one of the members walked in with a brilliant smile on her face. "I have a health tip for you!" she announced. "Do you want to hear it right now or wait until we have read the chapter?"
The consensus was that we read the chapter - but no one could find the health tip! Open your Bible and look through the whole chapter to see if you can find it … Did you read? ... Did you find it?
Here's a clue: the apostle Paul wrote, Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves... Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake. Rom.13:1-5
And there it is ... our health tip ... a clear conscience! I am sure you have heard about the mind-body connection God has blessed us with. A good conscience gives peace of mind, and a peaceful mind reduces stress levels and muscle tension, to say the least. A health tip straight from the mouth of God!
Let's follow Paul's motto, always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men (Acts 24:16) - and live healthier lives.