by James Merritt

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One Foot in Front of the Other (5 of 5)
Series: Otherwise
James Merritt
I Corinthians 6:19-20


1. We are concluding a series we have been in called ''Otherwise.'' Life is made up of a series of decisions and you can only make basically two kinds: wise decisions and foolish decisions. God is the source of all wisdom and He has given us a book called ''The Bible'' that contains in it wise principles that if applied to the most important areas of our life will help us to live smarter, make better decisions, minimize the regrets we have in life, and maximize the blessings we can enjoy in life.

2. We have talked about three key areas that have the most impact on our lives: managing our time, using our money, and handling temptation.

3. Today, we are going to deal with one last area of life which is the one that we take most for granted. It is one that is rarely preached on and in fact I've never heard a message on it from anyone else, but it is something we really need every day if we are going to function at our maximum capacity and that is health (physical health).

4. You might find it amazing as I did that health is mentioned specifically in the Bible and living otherwise can contribute to your health.

5. Two thousand years ago, John, a disciple of Jesus, wrote a letter called '' 3 John'' to a man by the name of Gaius. He said this,
''Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.''
(3 John 1: 2, ESV)
We ought to pray for good health and pray that others have good health.

6. The greatest book of wisdom ever written is a book called ''Proverbs.'' It is a letter that the wisest man who ever lived wrote to his son to help him live otherwise. He made a very interesting proposal to his son. Listen to this.
''Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.'' (Proverbs 3:7-8, NIV)

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