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Spring of Life -
Get Out Of The House
The results of two new health studies have been published with some very
interesting data. It seems the lonelier people are the weaker their immune
systems. Loneliness depresses our ability to fend off nasty germs that cause
everything from the flu to heart disease. So get out of the house and
socialize. Join a church. Participate in community activities. Volunteer at
the local hospital or some other form of community service. The Bible says,
"Man was not made to live alone." That also means women.
In Hebrews 10 we read, "Let us consider one another to provoke unto love
and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the
manner of some is; but exhorting one another: . ." There it is. The Bible
says we need to assemble. We need to mix. I also enjoy what we are
supposed to do when we do mix. According to this we are supposed to
provoke each other. Today the word "provoke" has negative connotations.
But in this context we are to provoke each other to love more and to do more
good things. So if you are a stay at home, sit on the couch, television
watcher let me try to provoke you to get up and get out. If I can't get you to
do that, then invite others into your home. Do so and you will live longer
and happier lives.
Genesis tells us we were made in God's image. Revelation tells us God is
surrounded by a countless number of beings. He is a social God and so are
we to be social.
Roger Bothwell and my address is email@example.com
or 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453. Thank you for your
support of our faith ministry.
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