I’ve heard it said “I’m on two diets: I wasn’t getting anywhere near enough food on one.” The key to weight reduction, however, is not restricting food, it is physical exercise with sensible eating.

People make this same mistake religiously: they sample one philosophy after another, never being satisfied, and never getting the change they need, because
they do not exercise as the Bible instructs.

For spiritual health it is important to be in church – if we do not eat eventually we die – and HEARING the WORD of the LORD is how we get FAITH, which allows GRACE to share with us what we need to do (Rom 10, Eph 2). But a constant diet of church only, or multiple churches, cannot make us spiritually healthy. For spiritual health we need church, and then we need to exercise by living as Christ taught us, which hopefully, is what we learned in church.

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

James 2 (KJV)

Freely you have received, freely give. Help those around you however you can. Exercise your religion.


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