New Year’s Resolutions: Success, Good Health
VOL. XVII NO.11 December 28 to January 3 , 2013
LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones…” (Proverbs 3:7-8, the Holy Bible).
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS THAT GIVE SUCCESS, PROSPERITY, GOOD HEALTH: Now that Christmas 2013 is but a memory which is fading much too fast for many of us, it is time to think of what we should aim to do in 2014. New Year’s resolutions, that’s what they call these aims for the new year.
But before we even start to draft those resolutions, maybe we need to understand some basic rules on amassing wealth and getting the things we need, on having good health, and on being successful. The rules are contained in an old book which is easily available, and amazingly capable of being readily understood.
Based on this book, the first rule guarantees prosperity and success, in very explicit language. It says: be careful to obey the law, not turning away from it to the right or to the left. Evidently, if the law is obeyed, success and prosperity are guaranteed to come wherever a person may find himself to be.
OBEYING THE LAW BRINGS GOOD HEALTH, LONG LIFE: The second rule, also from this old book, on the other hand guarantees good health and long life. It says: “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.”
Anyone reading these two rules will not find it difficult to realize that success, prosperity, good health and long life, would seem to be the product of just one thing—that of obeying the law. If we obey the law, we shall attain wealth and riches. We will also have victory over illnesses and sicknesses of the body and the mind.
Consequently, it is important for us to understand what “law” is being referred to by the old book from where we got these rules. Indeed, what is the “law” which, if we obeyed it, would make us prosperous, successful, wealthy and healthy?
BOOK OF THE LAW HANDED DOWN FROM AGES AGO: Do you know a guy named Moses? Yes, he was the man who was inspired to lead his countrymen out of Egypt to enable them not only to escape the oppression they had been suffering from the hands of Egyptians, but more to lead them to a land which was promised to be “flowing with milk and honey”.
As he was leading his countrymen out of the hands of their Egyptian oppressors, Moses gave them the so-called “Book of the Law” which, among others, contained 10 basic commandments of daily living, including explanations or clarifications of these commandments.
Moses promised that those who will obey the Book of the Law will be exalted among all the nations, and would receive blessings upon blessings. Unfortunately, however, those who will disobey the Book of the Law, Moses also promised, would be overtaken by curses that will ultimately kill them all. What are these laws that must be obeyed if we want success, prosperity and good health? Read this column again, tomorrow, or in our next issue, God willing.
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