To The Bible: Mark 6:31 MSG
‘Jesus said, “Come off by yourselves; let’s take a break and get a little rest.” For there was constant coming and going. They didn’t even have time to eat.’
It’s very important to be hardworking and diligent at your studies and other things you do, but you must also realise that the human body has a limit to the exertion it can endure. You can’t just keep working endlessly and not make some time out to rest.
Working yourself beyond the limits will cause your health to decline. So, it’s very important that you take good care of your body, not only in terms of what you eat, but also in making sure your body is well rested. The Bible tells us how God blessed and sanctified the seventh day, because on that day He rested from all the work of creating that He had done (Genesis 2:3). Our theme scripture also shows us how Jesus took time off with His disciples to get some rest.
On another occasion, the Bible says, “…Jesus, tired as He was from His journey, sat down [to rest] by the well…” (John 4:6 AMP). The Master rested because He was tired. So, it’s not abnormal for you to get tired, but when you do, get some rest so your body can recover. Many don’t do this, and the implication is that they stand the risk of wearing out their bodies. Taking time off to rest is a way to maintain good health; so take it seriously and plan for it.
Go Deeper: Genesis 2:2-3
Dear Father, thank you for your Word that has enlightened me on the importance of resting my body when due. I’m full of knowledge and understanding, knowing how to take care of my body and maintain my health, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Examine how you’ve been treating your body so far, and identify areas where you need to make changes.