This verse gives clear definition of why we are the way we are. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” Our thoughts govern our actions, and affect every aspect of our lives.
I’m reading through Proverbs. I am noting how many verses speak of our health because of our thoughts. Here are a few. Proverbs 13:2a says, “A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth…” Proverbs 14:30 Amplified says, “A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and the health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones.”
Proverbs 15:30 says, “The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and a good report makes the bones healthy.” The literal means fat. How ‘fat’ are your bones? The Amplified says nourishes the bones. Could osteoporosis be rooted in our thoughts?
Here is something to consider. Job 21:24 Amplified says, “His pails are full of milk (his veins are filled with nourishment) and the marrow of his bones is fresh and moist.”
Bones speak of our skeletal strength. When I broke my foot, I discovered it had no strength to bear my weight. The above four verses help us to see that our thoughts truly affect our health.
Here is another. Proverbs 3:5-8 in my paraphrase. When we trust the Lord with all of our heart, acknowledge Him in all of our ways, we fear Him, and depart from evil, verse 8 says, “It will be health to your flesh and strength to your bones.”