I know this next topic will be a very sensitive one for many people in this day and age. There are many in our society who are grossly overweight. For many of these people, there are certain malfunctions within their bodies causing this abnormal weight gain.
However, for many others, this weight gain is the result of simply gluttony – overeating, and overeating of the wrong kinds of foods.
With all of the good nutritional information that is now available, we all know what these bad foods are. There is also a ton of educational material that is out there showing us what the good foods are and how to structure our diets accordingly to take off a lot of this excess weight.
However, for whatever their personal reasons may be, many people who are overweight simply do not care they are overeating and that they are grossly overweight.
God may have been striving with them, trying to get them to get their eating habits under better control. However, sooner or later, the human body can only take so much abuse, especially in the area of what we feed it – and then the breakdown comes. A cancer could set in or a major heart attack could occur.
There are many different kinds of sicknesses and illnesses that can strike your body if you do not properly feed it and take proper care of it.
The Bible tells us that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit. As such, I believe God the Father wants us taking proper care of them. If we do not, and we steadfastly refuse to heed His warnings and promptings – then God may choose not to want to heal you if you end up coming down with a major sickness as a result of deliberately overeating and abusing your body over all of those years.
With none of us being perfect, I believe there is a certain amount of slack with God the Father for some of our weaknesses and character flaws. However, where we will get in major trouble with the Lord is when we start to push the envelope too far with Him and tread past those slack lines where we should not be going.
I believe there is a slack line that operates in how we take care of our bodies. I am sure God is all right with a certain amount of excess body weight due to our own natural imperfections. However, where we will get into trouble is when we start to go past our own individual slack lines with Him.
If that should happen, then God will start giving you major warning signs and signals that you are getting to far off base. If after a certain amount of time you do not heed those warnings and you keep going in the direction you are going – then God could pull back His hand of protection on you and you could then end up coming down with a major sickness or disease.
Remember – some of the above verses state that if you do what is right in the sight of the Lord – then He will not put any of these diseases on you. Going against the Lord by overeating and abusing your body is not doing what is right in the Lord, and He thus could pull back His hand of protection on you and your life.
I will leave you with one very interesting verse that tells us to only eat what we really need lest we be filled with it and vomit. In other words, you can get physically sick by overeating.
“Have you found honey? Eat only as much as you need, lest you be filled with it and vomit.” (Proverbs 25:16)
This is the last part of our 11 part series on healing verses of the Bible. Here are links to the other parts..