The Bible shows us the way to a healthy life. It is God’s will that we take care of our bodies. I’ve compiled Bible verses from both the Old Testament and New Testament which cover health, wellness, nutrition, and even fitness. While there are plenty more, these are my favorite 15 scriptures about health and wellness. Which one is your favorite?
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Scriptures About Health and Wellness
The Bible shares so many stories about how and why we are supposed to take care of our bodies. True health is our birthright. There are so many scriptures about health and wellness, and we’ve covered 15 from both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
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Old Testament Scriptures
A cheerful heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit makes one sick. – Proverbs 17:22
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad. – Proverbs 12:25
A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body, jealousy is like cancer in the bones. – Proverbs 14:30
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. – Proverbs 31:17
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. – Genesis 1:29
But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way… ‘Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.’ At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. (Daniel 1:8, 12,13,15).
Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. – Proverbs 15:17
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
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New Testament Scriptures
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. – 3 John 1:2
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31
Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come. – 1 Timothy 4:8
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind he will find acceptable. – Romans 12:1-2
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” – John 6:35
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