Proverbs for Wednesday – Keeping Well


Ray Smith



With so much information about “what to do so we don’t get sick”…. let’s look at what the Bible says about maintaining and promoting our general health and wellbeing. A number of Proverbs give us guidance in this; they link our thoughts, emotions, attitudes, and actions with our general health and wellbeing.


  • A man’s Spirit sustains him in sickness. – Proverbs 18:14


  • Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and healing to the bones. –  Proverbs 16:24


  • A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22


We regard our skeleton of bones as the structure that holds our body together. In Proverbs, bones are regarded as the source of vitality in the body. The source of nourishment and strength. The point of these proverbs is that our Father wants us to be well in our whole being…….spirit, soul and body.

We can’t prevent every virus or disease from attacking us.  According to these proverbs, however, it is clear that we can contribute to our own general wellness. We can make our own medicine and take it!


What to me is ‘good medicine’ and ‘honeycomb’?


What can I do to ‘lift my spirit’ and ‘cheer my heart’?




#  Our Father we thank you that you love and care for our whole being…. spirit, soul, and body.

#  Bless us today in what we think. and feel. Deliver us from thoughts and emotions that drag us down, and which may be based on ungrounded fears.

#  We pray for each person we will contact this week. Use us to lift their spirit.

#  We pray that the connections between each person in our church will be sustained and strengthened in this time when we can’t meet together.

#  Lord, please lift our spirits, as we read your word, pray and spend time praising you.


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