Verses on Health
For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.
Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.