“The Creator of The Garden is the Author of the Laws of Health.”
How can mankind make perfection better?? Humans cannot improve what GOD has made. We find wherever the hand of man has touched, life-giving properties have been destroyed. Where we seek to follow His life-promoting Health Principles, He works with us, showing us better ways.
Our water is polluted. Our air is polluted. Soils have been polluted. Foods have been altered and raised in unnatural ways. Our food has been depleted of vital nutrients because our soils have been devitalized from poor farming practices. The lifestyle of mankind has come so FAR from the Principles of Health, that it is impossible for humans to return as a nation, or as the world, to God’s Principles of Health. But we are not hopeless! Individually we can make the CHOICE to move as close as possible to Creation’s Principles of Health and Happiness.
The closer in this life that we can come to the way God designed our world, the healthier and happier we will be. The CHOICES must be intentionally ours. As others seek to make those choices FOR us, we must seek the Wisdom of our Maker, Lover of our Lives.
Future posts will talk about ways we may improve our foods, through better gardening practices. If we use mostly products from the stores, we are eating foods mostly altered from the way God originally gave them to us. Even if we eat produce from the grocery stores—which many of us must do in these days—we are eating foods contaminated by toxins and chemicals, even expensive organic foods. Our best option in finding healthy food is to provide for ourselves as much as we can. If you raise the garden, you can do it the best way you know how. You do not have to bow to another human’s conscience who is swayed by money rather than life-sustaining ways.
HOW can we do that in this non agrarian society? We must explore our possibilities. We must ask the same God of Holy Wisdom how we can provide for ourselves what is best–the best we can do. When we do our BEST, we can TRUST GOD for the REST. Here is His promise:
The promise of God in the Bible Book of Exodus 15:23-26 — The story happens during the exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land. (Does anybody see similarities between their day and ours? Keep that in mind). Moses is pressed by the people when they find bitter water they could not drink. The people did not know that Moses, their human leader, was led by God. They experienced trials to help them learn God would help them if they would ask. The people accused Moses of bad leadership in their critical need of water. Moses turned to God. “What shall I do?” God showed Moses how to make the water sweet and drinkable. Moses obeyed, using a natural remedy, a tree God provided for them to make the water safe to drink.
They could drink the water.
Verse 26, Then GOD “said, If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and will do that which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His Rules, and keep all His Principles, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the Lord that heals you.”
These words and language is difficult to understand. Here is a simple paraphrase. God is telling His people:
“If you listen to what I tell you, and follow all my Commandments and Principles of Life, I will not let you get sick with diseases like I allowed the Egyptians to get, who did not follow my Principles of Life. I am the LORD that HEALS you!”
One of His last words to us through His Messenger John is in 3 John 2: “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”