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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Does Your Faith in Christ Promise You a Thin Body?

But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

At times, I wonder if people think from my blog posts, that they are entitled to a thin body, because they are Christians, too. In my opinion, that’s not what this passage is saying. I think some so-called Christians feel that God is there to give them everything they want: good jobs, big houses, fast cars, perfect bodies and lots of money.

Unfortunately, there really are people who believe this. They mistakenly take passages like this out of context. They feel that if they have faith in God, He will reward them with whatever they ask of Him. They miss the point that THE REWARD for our faith is our SALVATION in heaven with Jesus. They are looking for earthly rewards, not heavenly ones.

I realize that can be confusing, because God allowed me to lose 80+ pounds over 30 years ago and He has kept the vast majority of the weight off throughout that time. It’s not something I was promised for following Christ. It happened because Christ showed me that when I turned my stress, food, and body over into His very capable hands, I no longer had need to turn to food for comfort. That was an added bonus, because my real reward is SALVATION in heaven with Jesus. But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.


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