The Vital Signs of Life
Ernest L. Easley
1 John 2-5
Now join me in the New Testament book of First John where we are thinking today about ''The Vital Signs of Life.''
Just as there are clear indicators of physical life … there are clear indicators of spiritual life. There is such a thing as The Vital Signs of Life.
For instance … your PULSE RATE is one of those vital signs that indicate a healthy life. A pulse rate between 72-88 with 80 being average, indicates a healthy life. If there is no pulse, there is no life. The pulse indicates life.
Your BLOOD PRESSURE is another Vital Sign of life. Under normal conditions, your blood pressure should be close to 120/80. Blood pressure is a vital sign of life. If there is no blood pressure, there is no life. Blood pressure indicates life.
Your RESPIRATION is another Vital Sign of life. Your respiratory count should be 16 per minute under normal conditions. And if there is no respiration, there is no life. Respiration indicates life.
Your BODY TEMPERATURE is another Vital sign of life. Your body heat balance is 98.6 degrees. If your body temperature changes, it's an indicator that something is wrong. And if there is no body temperature, there is no life. Body temperature indicates life.
Your REFLEX is another Vital Sign of life. The iris of your eye contracts when light shines directly upon it. Receptors in the retina of your eyes are very sensitive to light. And if there is no reflex … there is no life. Reflex indicates life.
Now all five of these vital signs are related. For instance, if there is no blood pressure, there will not be any pulse or respiration or body temperature or reflex. If there is no respiration, there will not be any blood pressure or pulse or body temperature or reflex.
And what is true for these physical vital signs is also true for spiritual vital signs. If one of them is not present, none of them will be present. But if there is one vital sign that's indicating spiritua ...
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