(Pro 3:8 KJV) It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
I tend to ignore verses like this because of the distortions I hear with the Prosperity Gospel people. Yet as I read through the chapter this morning, this is the verse that jumped out at me. The basic point is that people who live in healthy relationship with God live healthier, happier lives. We are talking about averages across a population as well as individually.
If you are paying attention, this is being born out by “studies.” I know that studies show what the sponsors want them to say. In spite of that caution it seems that even secular research is saying that people who attend worship regularly tend to live longer and express greater happiness.
Or as Solomon would say it, fear of the Lord brings “health” (healing NASB) (7500) and “marrow” (refreshment NASB) (8250).
So? What are you fearing today? How is it working for you?