Biblical Principles of Good Health

Our bodies are a marvelous creation, and they reveal the power, wisdom and insight of the Creator God. What does the Bible say about physical health?

King David reflected on God’s handiwork in the human body when he wrote: “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:14).

Centuries of the finest minds in medical science studying the intricate workings of all the systems of the human body have still not been able to explain exactly how and why everything works. Your body is a wonderful gift from God!

Yet as strong and resilient as the body is, it still gets sick and injured.

The British statesman and author Francis Bacon compared a sick body with a prison. In poetic language he was stating what we all know so well—how we feel affects everything we say or do. Our physical health can affect us in our jobs and our relationships with our spouse, children, parents—and our relationship with God.

Unfortunately, not everyone enjoys the same level of health. Accidents, illness and genetics can all play a role in our level of health. What does God reveal through the Scriptures that will help us maintain the best level of health possible? What instructions did He send along with this wonderful creation to help us understand how to best use it? In this section we invite you to explore some of the instructions for good health provided by your Creator!

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