Sickness — Health while Caring

We can't care for others unless we take care of ourselves. This includes taking care of our health, including taking preventative measures to make sure we don't get sick.

Day One: Health
Good health is something we take for granted—until we start to lose it. When our health takes a downturn, we quickly begin to question our habits and diet. God has designed the human body so that it is a finely tuned instrument that is the most resilient on earth...
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For more, see "Fit is the new Guilty"

Day Two: Physical Pain
The word "pain" or some form of it appears over 70 times in Scripture. The word's first usage explains the origin of pain in childbirth: "To the woman He said, 'I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you'"...
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For more, see "Sin and Pain and a Thorn in the Flesh"

Day Three: Medical Marijuana
There is no definitive biblical answer to the question of whether Christians should use medical marijuana, because marijuana for medicinal use is not addressed in the Bible...
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Day Four: Vaccinations
As born-again believers, we are to be faithful stewards of all we receive (1 Corinthians 4:2), and, by implication, that includes our bodies. Therefore, as stewards of God's provision of physical bodies, we are responsible for what we put into them, how we care for them, and how we use them...
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Day Five: Healing
Isaiah 53:5, which is then quoted in 1 Peter 2:24, is a key verse on healing, but it is often misunderstood and misapplied. "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed"...
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For more, see "What does the Bible say about energy healing / energy medicine / Reiki?"

Day Six: Holistic Medicine
Holistic medicine is defined as a system of health care which fosters a cooperative relationship among all those involved (patient, family, and healthcare professional), leading towards optimal attainment of the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health...
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For more, see "What does the Bible say about applied kinesiology?"

Day Seven: Organ Donation
The Bible does not specifically address the issue of organ transplantation. Obviously, organ transplants would have been unknown in Bible times. However, there are verses that illustrate broad principles that may apply...
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Published 3-28-16