So, in light of recent public health events, it’s important to remember what the bible says.
3 John 1: 1
"From the elder. To my dear friend Gaius, whom I truly love.
Dear friend, I’m praying that all is well with you
and that you enjoy good health in the same way
that you prosper spiritually."
Paul was writing to a fellow Christian guy named Gaius, who was his friend. He’d heard a few things that were going on in his life; people who were his friends, and Paul were wishing good things to him.
You should know that above all things, God does wish that you be in good health. Good health, you’ll agree with me covers the mental, the emotional, the physical, the sexual, the financial and the social aspects of life.
We know this because, the Bible says in;
3 John 1:2
The elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest
prosper and be in health, even as thy
Let's break this down
‘I wish, above all things…’ Meaning: My primary concern is That thou mayest prosper’. ‘Prosper’ is defined as; ‘succeeding in material terms; flourish physically – grow strong and healthy’ (Oxford Dictionary)
The passage also goes on to say …and be in health, even as your soul prospereth”. "Soul" is defined as ‘a person’s spiritual or immaterial part, widely regarded as immortal’. It is also a person’s emotional nature or sense of identity’ (Bing Search).
So, redefining the scripture, armed with the meanings of all the big words says
“My primary concern is that you succeed materially, flourish physically, and be in health, even as your emotional nature and/or your sense of identity (let’s go with the word “flourish” again) flourishes”.
There is one part