Wellness is prized these days and a healthy lifestyle is considered a virtue. But Stockholm Business School Professor, Carl Cederstrom says, “we have gone over board and made wellness “an ideology.” He also warns against a “self-righteous attitude” and says “not everyone can live up to the wellness creed.” Interesting! While physical health is important, it is far more important to consider our spiritual health. Timothy wrote, “…bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.” And as many cannot live up to the “wellness creed” nobody can live up to God’s standard of righteousness. Paul made this clear, writing, “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” But thankfully, though we cannot reach heaven on our own, Christ took our place, paid the sin debt we cannot pay. All we need do is humbly ask for forgiveness.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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