Good Health

The Open Bible Studies Number Seventeen

What did the apostle John wish concerning Gaius?

"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 2.


Why should the health of the body be preserved?

"For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." 1 Corinthians 6:20.


What is the body of the believer said to be?

"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" 1 Corinthians 6:19.


What effect does cheerfulness have upon the health?

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:" Proverbs 17:22.


How did the Saviour provide rest for His disciples?

"And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while:" Mark 6:31.


How are we exhorted to present our bodies to God?

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Romans 12:1.


What high purpose should control our habits of life?

"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1Corinthians 10:31.


What warning is given against leading others into intemperance?

"Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken!" Habakkuk 2:15.


Can drunkards enter the kingdom of God?

"Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, . . . . Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God." 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10. (See Revelation 21:27.)


What is one of the evil results of intemperance?

"Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty:" Proverbs 23:20, 21.

What may be said of the use of tobacco?

Being a rank poison, tobacco is highly injurious.

Note — "Tobacco is the most subtle poison known to chemists, accept for the deadly prussic acid" — M. Orfila, a former president of the Paris Medical Academy.


What was the original food provided for man?

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every Herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Genesis 1:29.

Note — In other words, vegetables, grains, fruits, and nuts


When God chose Israel for His people, what kinds of flesh food were excluded from their diet by written instruction?

Those called unclean. (See Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14.)


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