Why Do Christians Get Sick
Why Do Christians Get Sick?
In today?s world we seem to blame God for everything. We say disease, sickness, and even death is an act of God or it is God?s will. Shouldn?t we stop blaming God for everything and turn to the Bible to see what it has to say about why Christians get sick? The Bible gives three reasons for sickness and physical problems; all of our afflictions fall into one of these categories.
1. To Glorify God
In the Gospel of John, Chapter 9, verses1-3, we read of a man who was blind from birth. Neither he nor his parents had sinned. The Bible asked: ?Who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, ?Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.??
The apostle had a thorn in the flesh. ?He prayed three times for healing but the Lord said: ?My grace is sufficient for thee.?? II Corinthians 12:7-9. If this is our lot in life and we are sick or dying, we can say as Paul said: ?For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.? If our affliction is for the glory of God, all the prayers in the world will not remove it.
2. Sins Unconfessed
In 1 Corinthians 11: 28-32, we read about weakness, sickness, and an early death coming upon believers when they would not confess their sins. They were judged by God. ?For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.?
Sickness, because of sin, is a judgment of the Lord, but it can be removed if we make things right with the Lord. All the prayer in the world will not heal affliction caused by sin. Only prayer and repentance can remove it. If prayer and repentance do not remove the affliction, then the problem can be due to a third reason the Bible gives, the violation of God?s health laws!
3. The Violation of God?s Health Laws
We read in 1 Corinthians 3:16-18, ?Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.? 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20. ?What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.? If the Christian does not care for his body, God will destroy him! If we can?t be trusted to take care of what we have now, how can we be trusted in heaven throughout eternity?
Dear fellow Christians, Let us take a good look at ourselves to see if we are violating God?s laws of health. Let us fall on our knees and ask for understanding on what the Bible says about the care of our bodies. We can start taking care of ourselves today. So let?s get healthy!
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