Cleanliness, Health and Blessings are All Cousins PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 11:05

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (3 John 2, KJV)

Indeed, nothing can equal, under the canopy of heaven, to good health! Money and everything are useless if you are sickly! True is the saying that health is wealth. But do you know cleanliness pushes away sicknesses and diseases also, to beset our bodies and homes? Thus, we always believe that cleanliness then is next to godliness.

In the Bible, there is an entire book, which deals fully to cleanliness—Leviticus. In fact, the principle of quarantine may have started from the pages of this book. The almighty gave the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible which includes Leviticus, as the standard of morality to Moses, for the children of Israel and the following generations to the whole world.

When Israel was delivered by God from its bondage—in Egypt, the whole world wasin utter darkness. God was bound then to uphold his people. Thus, He gave the Pentateuch as to be their daily instructions to civility, health and blessings. What is amazing, God has never changed, regardless of the many changes in hundreds and thousands of years.

Even modern science itself confirms that cleanliness is indispensable with regards to health. Ordinary as cleaning or washing our hands before we eat seems to be nothing. But do you know that its difference can be plain health or unnecessary sicknesses?Disposing our trashes properly can also tell if what manner of persons we are.

It is pretty disgusting to see people who appear to be very sexy and good looking shoppingonto malls, but in their homes garbage are everywhere. I even have a good advice to ladies that when you pray for a groom, consider always if he istact and love cleanliness. After all, what be the use of the fragrance of any expensive perfume, but his closet’s clothes rumble every day!

For gentlemen to choose for their future bride, things are also relative. My simple suggestion is to choose carefully the person whom you may live with all the rest of your life. Desire a partner who is clean-conscious. You won’t lose anything if you will take such wisdom. Another thing, observe also if your partner to be is lazy or not. Why? The simple answer is:LAZY PEOPLE ARE ALSO UNTRUSTWORTHY TO CLEANLINESS.

God wants to bless our lives every day. Albeit, each of His blessings is with a condition. Some of these conditions are obedience, faith, love, discipline and etc. Now, if we are willing to comply or appropriate God’s conditions, His blessings can then overflow to our lives without limit. Do you know that God Himself is more than excited to see us blessed, than us anxious to receive them?

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Lk. 12:32, SV) God is happy to give us the blessings of the kingdom.Who doesn’t want to be blessed? Each of us has needs, and always desires to live continually in an open heaven. The almighty is our Good Father, thus His only wish is for our goodness.

Once, Jesus did even make a comparison. He said, “What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Lk. 11:11-13, ESV)

God’s rules are not burdensome. They are constantly workable. Consider cleanliness as his commandment—is such a heavy thing to do or a very simple task to carry every day? The Department of Health (DOH) said that the reason for the rise of dengue infections in our country is the unmindful attitude of the citizenry, to dispose their trashes everywhere.

One throws an empty can, another leaves his used tire in their backyard, or a househelp doesn’t care to change the water of a flower vase in the family’s religious altar. The following situations are only ordinary examples which may simply invite dengue mosquitoes to breed amongst homes. Now apply change—maintain cleanliness, yours shall be God’s blessings of health—to you, to your children and everyone in the family.

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