Job 5:26 (NKJV)
26 You shall come to the grave at a full age,
As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Setting aside taxes, we can agree regarding death that “it is appointed for men to die once” (Hebrews 9:27).
Stewards Of Health
The picture of death painted for Job by one of his friends is a strange onto the modern reader. Eliphaz pictured life as a growing season, with the harvest of full fruit coming at the end. In a garden, harvest only happens when plants are nourished richly and consistently to encourage the bountiful fruit God intended.
Gardening is a matter of stewardship of soil and plants together. So are life and health a matter of good stewardship. As stewards of the gifts of God, we are called to care for our physical life just as faithfully as our spiritual life, nourishing our bodies with good food, exercise, and plenty of rest.
As you look forward to the coming year, plan how to become a better steward of your health.
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word. When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer. There’s nothing that’s too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
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