The importance of health seems to on the frontburner when disease and death appear and we have a range of coping strategies. We live recklessly, follow medical advice, but the vast majority of us want instant relief and perfect bodies. We all subconsciously rely on the doctor with healing in his wings.
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and all of you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.Malachi 4:2
If the wound or condition is not virulent and persistent the human body is capable of fighting off most assaults. We do not need interventions for most injuries.
I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.Psalms 139:14
Israelite health could be measured by the individual’s compliance with the law. If a disease free condition depended on compliance with the law then there must be an appropriate level of fitness attached to a person who violates 90% of the commands.
Maybe we will find the one command among the hundreds that will remove leprosy? No! Not happening. Surely there has to be a command that sends the common cold flying! We know why our Lord did not prescribe commandments from the law for sick persons to get healed. We have to realize too that every Christian has died so that there is no physical healing in the atonement. Why would people with perfectly healed bodies and immortal souls die?
It would be foolish to think that health for an Israelite was not attached to the law. Diseases do not recognize international borders. Diabetes in Egypt and Canaan is the identical. We are literally dying every moment and every time we resist the temptation to follow the Holy Spirit we die.
Sickness no more
Our hopes are secure in the promises of God and our present condition has a certain date with destiny. The day is coming when all oppression ends.
Wherefore it shall come to pass, if all of you hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD your God shall keep unto you the covenant and the mercy which he swore unto your fathers:Deuteronomy 7:12
And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you know, upon you; but will lay them upon all them that hate you.Deuteronomy 7:15
And said, If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD your God, and will do that which is right in his sight, and will give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that heals you.Exodus 15:26
I wonder what answer the law has for fear and pestilence.