How to Care for Your Soul
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Thessalonians 5.23
In 1835, Samuel Morse created what became known as simply ''Morse Code.'' This code was made up of long and short 'beeps' transmitted either by radio, by light signal or initially by telegraph.
The letter A: . _
The letter B: - . . .
The letter C: - . - .
Morse Code was the easiest and fastest way to get a message to somebody. It didn't take long before our military started using it to send messages. As early as 1910, Sailors first used Morse Code as the way to send out a distress signal:
S O S
… _ _ _ …
SAVE OUR SHIP.
This internationally recognized signal of distress soon expanded to mean:
SAVE OUR SOULS.
The Bible talks about that in Hebrews 10.39b, ''… but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.''
How is your soul these days?
Are you caring for your soul?
Would you say you have a healthy soul?
Can you sing today, ''It is well with my soul?''
We hear a lot these days about being in physical shape by exercising, eating right and getting plenty of sleep, but what about being in soul shape and how important is it?
We know the value of being in physical shape:
*reduces heart attacks
*prevents and helps control diabetes.
*helps to maintain muscle mass.
*helps keep our blood pressure regulated,
But what about being in soul shape? How does that look and what value does being in soul shape bring into our lives? Just as you can tell if somebody is in physical shape by looking at them, you can tell if somebody is in soul shape by listening to them.
So, how do you care for your soul? How can you have a healthy soul? Well, to help us get started, turn with me to 1 Thessalonians 5.23. If we're ever going to have a healthy soul, we need to know what our soul is. I use to think that the soul and spirit was the same thing; that those two words were used interchangeably in describing the same thing ...
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