A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Proverbs 14:30 (NIV)
Life to the Body
The horrifying discovery of the remains of more than 200 children came from a survey of the Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds by a private firm using ground-penetrating radar. As useful as this technology might be, it does have its limitations. Ground-penetrating radar, magnetometry and even electromagnetic conductivity don’t work like an X-ray. While some conclusions can be drawn from the data, experts in the field say there’s only one way to get 100% certainty, and that is to dig.
Our mental, physical and emotional health has a profound effect on our physical well-being. Modern medicine has determined this, but the Bible knew this to be thousands of years ago. Wise King Solomon, who took note of things he noticed in the world around, wrote this in Proverbs 14:30: “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” He may not have understood such things as heart disease, high blood pressure and stress levels, but he did notice that those who were enjoying the peace of heart that the Lord provided His people were in better health overall than those who were distressed and worried. Our Creator God cares deeply about every part of our lives. He wants us to enjoy fullness of life in every way. So as we invite Him to take away our sin, our envy, our pride, our striving – everything that causes us to be worried and stressed, our overall health improves. Allow the Lord Jesus to be Lord of every part of your life and you will find that you will have more strength, more energy, more health. He came, after all, to offer you fullness of life.
These have been words from the heart.