I know I am only here on Earth for a short time, that I am not Home yet, and that my body is only temporary. I know that I will one day die and leave this fallen world and aging body behind. Spiritual health is certainly most important. However, I believe God has plenty to say in the Bible about physical health, and that we should strive for good health while we are here. As conservative Christians, we believe differently, act differently, dress differently, talk differently, think differently, socialize differently, study differently, etc. Why don’t we eat differently? This is a question that has been on my mind for years. We don’t smoke or drink alcohol or take drugs, which harm us physically. Then why do we eat unhealthy foods day after day, and year after year, which bring on obesity, physical problems, and disease? I suppose we just don’t know any better. Or it’s too hard. I feel that way sometimes. It makes sense to me though that we try to live right regarding every area of our lives… even in the way we eat. Maybe I’m being too radical… but maybe not.
I think instead of reading so much of what the internet says about diet and health, I should do a Bible study to see what God has to say. Now there’s a great idea!