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Warm greetings Parishioners, today we would be looking at a very important topic: 'GOD'S RECIPE FOR LIFE AND HEALTH'

Our opening verse is taken from Proverbs 4:20-22

My son attend to my words incline thine ear unto my sayings let them not depart from the eyes keep them in the midst of dying heart for they are life unto those that find them and health to all their flesh
King James Version

Two things people strive for above everything else our life and health in his word God has given us a first step recipe for attaining both of these blessings.


The first step in God's recipe for life and health is found in Proverbs 4:20:"...attend[listen] to my words..."
God tells us that we can only find life and health through His Word.

The Bible says Jesus is the living Word of God.
John 1 verse 1-3 and verse 14 says

  1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
  2. The same was in the beginning with God.
  3. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made...
  4. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us...

The written Word is given to reveal the living Word-the Lord JESUS CHRIST-to us.

In John 10:10, Jesus said,

I am come that they might have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
King James Version

The reason Jesus, the living Word, came was so that man might have life.
Jesus did not come to give mankind new rules to use to climb a heavenly stairway to the glory world.
Jesus did not come to give man a new code of conduct.
He did not come to bring man a system of teaching that will enable him to become God-like.
Jesus came to bring life.
He came so we might have life more abundantly.


The Bible says we need to attend to God's Word. God's Word doesn't just mean the words Jesus actually spoke as recorded in the Gospels.
Yes, we need to listen to what Jesus said Himself but, the entire New Testament particularly the epistles, also unveils Jesus to us.
We need to attend to ALL of God's Word.

No one could study the four Gospels alone and be a successful Christian.
The four Gospels history of the life of JESUS: His works, His sayings and His deeds.

In the Gospels we see Jesus dying, but if we don't go further than the Gospels we won't know why He died.
Even after Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead His disciples didn't understand why He died.
They asked him in Acts 1:6,

... Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to us?.
King James Version

They were still looking for an earthly kingdom.

It is only in the epistles where we learn what this living Word Jesus Christ, wrought for us in His death, burial and resurrection.

For instance,
2nd corinthians 5:21 tells us that we are made righteous in Christ:

For He has made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
King James Version

And it's in the epistles where we learn that Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law and made us partakers of the blessings of the Abrahamic covenant.

Galatians chapter 3:13-14 says:

  1. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
  2. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ...
    King James Version

... to be continued

Thank you for reading
GOD Bless You.


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Thanks for reminding us about our faith in Christ. Thanks @sc-n.

Hmmmm no matter what life throws at us, we should always have it at the back of our minds that God is still alive and available to hold us up when falling. Wow.... Thanks for this @sc-n

The word is the light and comfort to Christians lives. All that we need is to have trust and faith.


In the word of God lies the secret to a good life and health. Any man without the word of God is an empty man and such person cannot have an abundant life.

What is this word of God?

The word of God is not actually the bible we carry. The word of God is Jesus Christ. And in Jesus Christ, we live and have our being. He is the living word and He is abundant life.

Recognize with Jesus today and you will enjoy your life.

I must confess that this piece by @sc-n has been so helpful to me and I believe it will affect many lives too. Thanks for sharing.

We are glad you are blessed.
Thank you for reading

It has been the desire of God that we live in good health. He has further assured us that He is our healer. All we need is believe His words. Remember, Jesus said: "the words I speak are spirit and life". In his words flow springs of living water that will always satisfy our thirst and He is the bread of life. Thank you @sc-n for this reminder

The reason Jesus came is for man to have life and have it in abundance, an the only way we can have this life in Jesus Christ is to pay attention and listen to His word. God bless His word.


Jesus came to the world so that we can have life. Studying the Bible is more than life and health. It contains everything we need on earth. Thanks for sharing.

Well said @giftedwords.

And you as well.

Listening to God's word gives life to those who want it. Thanks for this post

Listening to God's
Word gives life to those who want
It. Thanks for this post

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Thank you for sharing

Thank you for reading

We have been made partakers of God's divine nature and participators of the Abrahamic blessings because of Jesus' death and resurrection.

You are right glo.
Thanks for reading.

He paid it all on the cross of calvary for our sake...Our sins, sickness is nailed with Him on the cross. His desire towards us is only good and not evil, above all His busy preparing our heavenly home for us where neither death, pains, sickness....etc will have dominion over.
Thanks @sc-n for sharing

Well said @joagawu.
Thanks for reading.

Glory be to God thanks For sharing this Really enjoyed it and trying to studied it more can't wait for the concluding part

Thank you for reading

"By his stripes we are healed". Christ is the giver of life and living and this was manifested on many occassion like raising Lazarus back to life. Now we must understand that the entrance of his word giveth light...There is no doubt there power in the name of Jesus which is made available by listening to his word, just like praying is making power available, Attending to God's word is making life more available. Thanks @sc-n

The word of God is simply food for the soul. Just as we require physical food in order to have strength, growth and nutrients for the body so we also require the word of God for our strength and spiritual growth. The word of God is life and only those who constantly feed on his word will survive.

Thank you for this wonderful post. God bless you @sc-n

Wr get faced we a whole lot of challenges in life, but its how we withstand and overcome it dat tells us who we truly are in christ jesus, prayerful and strong-willed.

Christ is the centre of God's word; he is the source life-- I mean true life, as well as wellbeing.
Thanks @sc-n for sharing this lovely piece.

This is wonderful and inspirational. Thanks for sharing

Thanks for this beautiful word of God, you have said it all, no matter what life throw at us, God is Faithful, When things seems not going fine, we have to run to God, for he has the ability to help us overcome every challenges we might be encountering . May God continue to strengthen us all in his faith, Amen.

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