How odd to see this pile of salt on the shores of the Dead Sea! Sea salt has enjoyed much popularity with its different taste and texture. Depending on the water source there are different levels of trace minerals and elements left behind in the processing, changing the flavor and color. It is thought by some to restore one’s skin, fight aging and support one’s health in general.
Today’s verse has a different notion entirely for what brings health to the body and nourishment to the bones. Pride in our own wisdom is not part of this prescription. But when one fears the Lord and turns their back on evil then there is a positive physical result! So much of poor health can be the result of poor life choices. And flirting with sin can have some dire consequences. But it is always a good choice to fear and obey the Lord and stay away from all that is evil.
I love that the Lord shows concern for our whole being. He is not only interested in the spiritual but in the physical too. He cares when I run down my body with too little sleep. He is not indifferent to the problems I face with weight gain. He desires that I live a healthy lifestyle as a believer as my body is His temple (I Cor. 6:19). Fearing and obeying His commands can keep me out of a world of danger as well. His warnings against evil are not to spoil my fun but because He wants the very best for me.
Thank you Lord, for loving all of me!