Friday 20 May 2022 – Transformed week 2

Proverbs 3:7-8 (NIV)

7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Here is a directive from King Solomon, the author of Proverbs chapter 3 to not rate your own wisdom gathered over the years but rather fear the Lord and turn away from evil. If you do this, then God’s word promises that it will bring health to your body and strength to your bones.  Clearly there is a link between revering God, seeking his wisdom, turning away from what is wrong and our physical health.

The Message version of verse 7 reads, “Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!” I do like this! It makes things very apparent particularly in light of the “Transformed” series we are doing church wide.  I do want to be transformed. I am personally challenged to take stock of existing thought patterns and the way I do life day to day.  Often, I am on auto pilot and I feel a fresh need to seek God’s wisdom in all I do even if I think it has been working for me! I also feel the need for God to bring to light that which is wrong.  I do so want to be the beneficiary of healing to my body and strength for my bones!  God has promised as much but it’s up to us to take hold of it.  Now is a great time to seek God’s wisdom in all areas of our lives and see positive changes to our health.

Dear Lord, thank you for the promises in your word that bless our bodies.  Help us to make changes that will enable us to honour, revere and trust you in all we do.  Please also help us to turn from evil.  Amen

Written by Ps. Ainslie Woods

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