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Health and Hygiene - 1d


GOOD HEALTH

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1.   The Word of God says we can have good health.
  • 3 John 2. John wishes that Gaius be in good health.
  • Exo. 23:25. God will take all sickness away from His people.
  • Psa. 103:3. The Lord healeth all their diseases.

2.   There are conditions for freedom from disease.
  • Exo. 15:26. Harken to the Lord, and obey.
  • Deut. 7:12-15. Faithful followers will have their diseases taken away.

3.   Healing the sick was a large part of Christ’s ministry.
  • Acts 10:38. He healed all that were oppressed of the devil.
  • Matt. 4:23, 24. He healed all manner of sickness, and diseases.
  • Mark 1:34. He healed divers sicknesses and cast out devils.

4.   There are reasons why we should take care of our health.
  • 1 Cor. 6:20. We are bought with a price.
  • 1 Cor. 6:19. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
  • 1 Cor 3:17. God will destroy those who defile this temple.

5.   Daniel would not defile his body.
  • Dan. 1:8. Daniel would not eat the king’s meat.
  • Dan. 1:12. He asked for pulse to eat and water to drink.
  • Dan. 1:15. Eating pulse and water made Daniel and his friends fairer and fatter in just 10 days.

6.   The Lord restricts our diet because we are special to Him.
  • Deut. 14:2, 3. Hebrews were a holy, peculiar people to God.
  • 1 Peter 2:9. Royal priesthood, holy nation, and a peculiar people.
  • Rom. 12:1. Our bodies are to be living sacrifices unto God.
  • 1 Cor. 10:31. What we eat and drink should be to the glory of God.

7.   Our attitude affects our health.
  • Prov. 17:22. A merry heart is like a good medicine.
  • C.H. page 28. The mind and the body affect each other.
  • M.H. page 241. The imagination can produce and greatly aggravate disease.

Questions of the Lesson

  1. Is it possible to have good health?
  2. What are the conditions God has given for good health?
  3. What was a large part of Christ’s ministry?
  4. Was any disease too hard for Christ to heal?
  5. Give three reasons why we should care for our health.
  6. Who was an Old Testament prophet who cared for his health?
  7. How long did it take to see the difference between those who ate the king’s food and those who did not?
  8. Why does the Lord restrict our diet? Give two reasons.
  9. Did this just apply to the Hebrews, or does it still apply to us today?
  10. What does the Bible tell us is like a good medicine?
  11. How do the body and the mind affect each other?

MEMORIZE:

  • 3 John 2.
  • M.H. page 241. "Courage, hope, faith, sympathy, love, promote health and prolong life. A contented mind, a cheerful spirit, is health to the body and strength to the soul."

Further Study

  1. Who is the author of sickness? P.P. page 378.
  2. Are some diseases inherited? T.1. page 487.
  3. If we break the laws of health, how many generations of our descendants can be affected? Exo. 34:7.
  4. What effect do drugs have on the body? C.D. page 82; C.H. page 89, 90; H.L. page 185.
  5. What is necessary to have good health? C.D. page 91.
  6. How do we get good blood? M.H. page 272 - 274.




© S. D. Goeldner, November, 2011. Last updated October, 2016.
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