“Food is for the stomach, and the stomach is for food; but God will do away with both of them.”
(1 Corinthians 6:13)
The majority of Americans have poor eating habits. I think the problem we’re having with food is the same problem we have with almost every other thing we do: We tend to overindulge and not be very discerning.
When I think back to when I had my heart attack (eight years before I was diagnosed with cancer), I remember what changes had to be made. I changed my diet—drastically! I got busy and lowered my cholesterol from about 245 down to 90, and I kept it there or below for eight years.
Looking back, and having read a lot more about it, I believe that I might have overreacted. That drastic measure could possibly have contributed to my having cancer.
After both illnesses, I knew that to do what God wanted me to do, which is to teach and to write, I had to make some fundamental decisions, either in treatment or in diet.
After researching many diets, some of which were so rigid I knew I would never stick to them, I decided I would have to establish my own regimen—one that would not prohibit my work for the Lord.
We are responsible for the way we take care of our bodies. Being a good steward is not limited to how we manage our money. It also includes taking care of the “temple.”
The apostle Paul wrote, “Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16).
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