What are You Doing? (Matthew 7:26)

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What are you doing to stay healthy? Notice that I didn’t ask what you know about good health. There’s a big difference. That’s a point Dr. Neil Solomon made in his newspaper column. He wrote, “So you’d like to stay healthy – most people would. Fine, what are you doing about it?” He concluded, “I’ve always been puzzled that so many people take better care of their cars than they do of themselves.”

Let’s apply this to another area of life. What are we doing to stay spiritually healthy? I’m not using what we know about staying healthy. Most of us are well-versed on that subject. We’re familiar with what our Lord said about being poor in spirit, mournful over sin, meek, hungry and thirsty for righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, and persecuted for righteousness’ sake (Matthew 5:3-12). Most of us know those laws of spiritual health, but what are doing about them?

Knowing that without God’s help we are unable to live those principles, our Lord encouraged His followers to pray (Matthew 6:5-13; 7:7-11). He concluded by saying that a wise person doesn’t just hearhe hears and does something about it (7:24-27). That’s still true today! – Martin R. De Haan II

I am resolved to follow the Savior,

Faithful and true each day,

Heed what He sayeth, do what He willeth –

He is the living way. – Hartsough

We do wrong when we fail to do right.

  • August 1, 1993, Our Daily Bread
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