Thursday, July 1st, 2010
"Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding . . . Safeguard practical wisdom and thinking ability, and they will prove to be life to your soul." (Proverbs 3:5, 21, 22)
If we have doubts about some diagnostic or therapeutic procedure, we would be wise to reject it. Of course, the mere fact that we personally are unable to explain how a health technique works does not in itself mean that it involves some form of spiritism. Keeping a Scriptural view of health care requires divine wisdom and calls for good judgement on our part. While endeavoring to stay as healthy as possible, then, we must be careful not to lose God's favor as we try to cope with sickness or the aging process. In health care, as in other matters, we should 'let our reasonableness become known to all men' by living in accord with Bible principles.—Philippians 4:5.
(Watchtower issue: 11/15/08, 3:15, 16)