Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
"Make sure of the more important things, so that you may be flawless and not be stumbling others up to the day of Christ" (Philippians 1:10)
Being inordinately concerned about our health could lead to our becoming self-centered. Paul warned against this danger when he urged the Philippians to be "keeping an eye, not in personal interest upon just [their] own matters, but also in personal interest upon those of the others." (Philippians 2:4) It is proper to take reasonable care of ourselves, but the keen interest we show in our brothers and in the people to whom we bring "this good news of the kingdom" will prevent us from being preoccupied with our physical well-being. (Matthew 24:14) The danger exists that a Christian might let their health concerns push Kingdom interests into the backround. Obsession with health care could also lead us to try to impose on others our personal opinions regarding the value of some diet, therapy, or food supplement.
(Watchtower issue: 11/15/08, 3:7, 8)