Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine and does them I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain descended the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it fell. And great was its fall.
Build on a Rock
Doesn’t everyone want to be wise rather than foolish? You would think so but it seems that some folks don’t know how to be wise when it comes to the temple they have been entrusted with. We have only one body and it is paramount that we do our very best to nurture it and keep it well. It’s not like having a car where you can simply get another transmission if yours quits working. You can even put in a whole new motor if you want to. But we cannot put in a new circulatory system if ours is faulty. And usually it becomes faulty because of something we have done to it again and again and again.
This is done unwittingly but it is still some kind of abuse to a beautifully designed system within a beautifully designed body. It’s a shame to have to deal with diseased blood vessels when the disease could be avoided and many times reversed once initiated. But how does this happen? How can we avoid these kinds of problems?
The answers lie in the foods and substances we put into our mouths and bodies. You would never put dishwashing soap or vinegar or turpentine into the fuel tank of your car. Why would you not use those liquids? The manufacturer who made the car said the best thing to use is gasoline and experimentation can prove that the manufacturer is correct. That’s reason enough for most people. But many people put fuel into their body every day, at every meal that is harmful and does not fuel their body properly, if at all.
Why do they do that? There may be many reasons but one is that they simply do not realize that we can no longer eat the foods that are surrounding us as people did in the past. Our grandmothers and great grandmothers didn’t have fast food restaurants and processed foods and refined, fractionated foods available to them. Many foods we have now are only recent concoctions. Past generations had to grow their own foods, raise their own animals, bake their own breads and cakes and feed themselves simply from the foods that were available. Now we have food manufacturers who know how to stimulate our taste buds in a way the makes us desire their foods more and eat more of the foods that are, many times, not health building.
We can go along on our merry way and ultimately get sick, get medical help, spend a lot of money (our own and insurance money) and die young or we can get some solid information about what really fuels our body and what really should go into our mouth for the best health outcome we can get.
We can be foolish or we can be wise. The foolish may end up with problems and situations and decisions that are very difficult. Why would they do that? Why would anyone not seek out the truth, the wise way to good health and live a long, productive, useful life? The readers of this article are undoubtedly interested in wisdom in every area of their lives including their health and food choices. Be wise and find out how to build the temple you live in with the very best building materials available. You will be amazed at how delicious they are, how affordable they are and how great they make you feel. If you are unsure about how to make theses choices just Ask the Food Coach so you can choose well.