The Lord said to Moses, “These are the regulations for any diseased person at the time of their ceremonial cleansing, when they are brought to the priest: The priest is to go outside the camp and examine them.” -Leviticus 14:1-3
Why have a priest examine a diseased person? Shouldn’t the law have called for a doctor?
One interesting observation in Leviticus 14 is the connection between our physical health and our spiritual health. One often influences the other. Some accounts in the Bible connect demonic activity with odd physical behaviors. Other accounts show the power of prayer to heal disease or sickness. The recurring theme of Scripture is that our spiritual lives impact every part of life. We should not be surprised that this includes our physical well being.
Take a quick reflection of your own health at this moment. Whether good or bad or somewhere in the middle, how is your faith influencing how your body looks and feels? Is there anything in need of change? If so, it may not only be something that requires a doctor or persona trainer. Maybe it’s an issue to take to the Lord.
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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.