Like go to the doctor.
I'm not against doctors in any way. In fact I hope one of my children becomes a medical professional!
But sometimes when it comes to my health I think it is just a waste of time. What could a doctor do anyway? Yes, when something needs cutting out a surgeon is the perfect person to see. When an infection is present that needs medical attention, a doctor can use medicine to bring healing. But when it is a slow deterioration what can anyone do?
This past Sunday I had someone squeeze my hand too hard. It was just a typical handshake but my hands are kind of fragile these days. They hurt while I type. They hurt while playing piano. They hurt while writing. They just plain hurt.
My main squeeze thinks a doctor will help.
I don't think so.
But I am going because he wants me to go.
I'm going because when you are part of a family you realize your health affects the other members of your family. We have to stay as healthy as we can for our kids, for our spouses, for those who love us.
Maybe that is why we need to eat better and exercise and put good things into our brains and generally do the best we can with what God has given us.
"For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself;" Romans 14:7
"Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;" Romans 12:9-10