Until the beginning of the 20th century, man's knowledge of medicine was very limited. The existence of germs and how disease spreads was unknown until around 1900 AD. Yet God through Moses, the author of the first five books of the Bible, wrote about the importance of quarantine, sanitation and personal hygiene as key principles for optimum personal and community wellness more than 3500 years ago. God's medical instructions or Israel far exceeded the medical knowledge possessed by the Egyptians and other ancient societies. This advanced medical information suggests both an intelligent and intentional design by an Intelligent Designer of man.
The book of Exodus reveals one of the most astonishing covenants God ever made to mankind. This incredible declaration is found in Exodus 15:26. "If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee." This divine promise, like others through out the Bible, is fulfilled as we are obedient to the principles of God. The principles found in God's word were designed to protect us from many diseases that have affected and afflicted mankind throughout history.
With the start of the new year, our prayer is that we will each desire to improve our spiritual, moral, mental and physical health through the principles found in the word of God.
Prayers of blessings for the new year.
Starting your Day out Right
1 cup chopped dates
1 3/4 cup chopped fresh fruit of your choice ( I like to peel and shred 1 large apple)
3 cups regular oats
4 cups soy or nut milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. salt
1 cup coconut
Combine all ingredients in large oven proof bowl. Cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour at 350.