The Bible has numerous health quotes that motivate and serve as reminders of the value and importance in being healthy and fit for life.
A familiar stimulating quote “health is wealth” works even during the biblical times when being unhealthy was believed to be directly related to sinfulness. Simply put, these health quotations from the Bible motivate readers to keep fit, maintaining a healthy body, mind and soul.
Quotes on Vigorous Life
Moses, who was instructed by God to give humankind “The Ten Commandments,” is at this time of his life physically spent and waits graciously for his death. By God’s blessings and miracle, his eye was not dim and his strength, intact, when he passed away.
“Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.” ~Deuteronomy 34: 7
Restored Health Quotes
This quote relates to the story of Job who underwent a terrible suffering when God allowed Satan to test Job. As he showed his extreme faithfulness and loyalty to God, his health is restored, as a token of blessing.
“Then his flesh is renewed like a child’s; it is restored as in the days of his youth.” ~Job 33:25
Quotation on Great Pain
God is displeased with sin, and the quote shows how much the psalmist physically suffers and in mental anguish. Pain is equated with ill-health or as cause of sin.
Sometimes, the sense of guilt is too heavy to bear even from a good person, that it can sink one to despair and ruin the soundness of being. In this case, the only resolve is the pardoning mercy of God.
“Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because of my sin. My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly… My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body. I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.” ~Psalm 38: 3-8
Quote on Good Health, Sound Bodies and Cheerful Outlook
This quote has often been used by positive thinkers, and in particular, “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart” has often been credited to English novelist William Thackeray, famous for Vanity Fair, rather than to the wisdom of King Solomon.
However, in biblical perspective, it is a warm delight for the humble soul to hear good news of salvation, that gives a stable comfort and vigor to the body.
“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.” ~Proverbs 15:30
In the book of 3 John 2 in the New Testament, the writer writes to a church member named Gaius, praying for his vitality of health, wealth and all things spiritual.
“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” ~3 John 2
Quote About Jesus Healing a Man Born Blind
The passage from the book of John verses 1-12 talks about the power of Jesus to heal a man who is born blind.
Of his performing the miracle, Jesus told his disciples, “As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me… While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” ~John 9: 4-5
Physical Training and Godliness Quotation
The apostle Paul instructs Timothy, one of his faithful co-workers, to teach certain disciplines to the believers. Paul advices him that exercise is good for the body as the saying goes, on the other hand, religion promises life now and forever.
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” ~1 Timothy 4: 8-9