After meditating further on 2 Peter 1:3 I began to ponder a significant implication. Since God has “given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us” physical health isn’t an actual earthly need. This doesn’t mean that our heavenly Father didn’t originally create man in a perfect state and that health isn’t a true blessing, but it does mean that despite sin’s destruction of our earthly bodies we already have everything we need in this life (through Christ’s redeeming work on the cross).
We can in fact be Physically Healthy and Spiritually Sick. Please understand this vital reality – if you have not acknowledged your sins before God and begun a new life in Him you are wasting away. On the other hand if you are physically weak but are a follower of Christ you are strong, full of hope, and bound for the eternal kingdom. In the eternal kingdom you will have a new, strong and perfect body.
I urge you to consider your Spiritual Health today as this is truly all that matters in this life.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Matthew 10:28 “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”