Rest: your best habit for a healthy life

Rest: your best habit for a healthy life

We continue with the study of the Laws that balance our Body, Mind and Spirit; You can read it many times and put it into practice. Rest is a fundamental principle in the life of every human being.

Healthy and natural life contain wonderful but unknown information. Society makes us dependent on doctors and drugs; even, many naturists generate addiction in their customers towards products that they do not really need, promoting habits of consumption and vices, instead of educating people so that they can lead a healthy and balanced life.

As in the world there are poorer than rich people; That is why God has done things in a much wiser, more just and better way: the great truth is that, to stay healthy, and even to recover health, very little money is required.


The seventh principle of Natural Law is The Rest, which balances the exercise, generating the harmony we need. If we attend each of these principles, we will enjoy a long life with quality, that is, full of health and free of suffering.

Types of rest: days that must be mandatory

Daily rest. It is the one that we keep during the night. It is recommended that it be eight hours and that it always starts at the same time to generate healthy sleep habits. Being outdated unbalances our body and our mind, generating problems in our nervous system and in our consciousness.

Weekly Rest. From the beginning of the world, God commanded: "Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it. Six days you will work and do all your work; But the seventh day is rest for the Lord your God; do not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your servant, nor your maid, nor your beast, nor your foreigner who is inside your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; Therefore, Jehovah blessed the Sabbath and sanctified it "(Exodus, 20: 8-11).

It is the Creator of man himself who advises taking a day that is only for the entire Creation to remember that God made man and everything around him, as it is written in Genesis, 2: 1.

Annual rest. It consists of one month per year, but it would be much more balanced to split it into one week per quarter. This holiday can be used to get back in touch with nature and with yourself, review your life and see what aspects you need to improve to make it faithful to the divine Principles, which are the guarantee of our present and eternal happiness.

Those who only think about having a good time in the present, in the end, will have to pay a high price because each one designs and builds their own destiny, and the lost time is never recovered. If we make all these principles our routine, we will have a healthier life.


The seventh commandment of the Law of God is: "You shall not commit adultery" (Exodus, 20:14). Jesus Christ makes it clear in the Gospel according to Matthew: "It has been said: You will not commit adultery. I tell you: everyone who looks at a foreign woman wanting her, has already committed adultery in his heart." (Mt, 5: 27,28).

Deepening on this topic, we read in Matthew: "Then the Pharisees came to Him, tempting Him and saying: Is it lawful for a man to disown his wife for any reason? And He answered them: Have you not read that the God who made them at the beginning, male and female, did they? (Gen, 1:27) And he said: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall be joined to his wife, and they shall be one flesh. (Gen, 2:24) And, since they are no longer two, but only one, man should not separate what God has united. I tell you: anyone who repudiates his wife, except for the cause of fornication, and marries another, is an adulterer. And he who marries the one who is repudiated is an adulterer too" (Mt 19: 6-9).

In his 1st Letter to the Corinthians, 7:2-11 Saint Paul says: “Because of fornications, each one has his own wife, and each one has her own husband. The husband complies with the wife the conjugal duty and likewise the wife with the husband. The woman does not have power over her own body, but her husband; nor does the husband have authority over her own body, except the wife. Do not deny each other, except for some time by mutual consent, to quietly occupy yourself in prayer; and come back together as one, so that Satan does not tempt you because of your incontinence... But to those who are united in marriage, I command, not I, but the Lord: That the wife must not separate from the husband; and if she separates from her, she may remain unmarried, or be reconciled with her husband; and that the husband does not abandon his wife ”.

And then he adds, in the same epistle, 6:9-1: Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? do not err; Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminates, nor those who lie down with men, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God. And this was some of you; but you have already been washed, you have already been sanctified, you have already been justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

The decision is up to you

The Bible guides us to lead a balanced life and good customs. Going against these Laws affects both one's own health and relationships with others. If until now you have lived badly, do not worry!

The important thing is that you can repent and ask God for forgiveness. Accept Christ as your Savior and obey God's will regarding your diet and customs; He will give you the faith and willpower to make the changes you need, and your life will improve in all aspects.

God wants you healthy and happy, enjoying eternal salvation, keeping a good rest.


God has given us his Laws and Commandments for the balanced maintenance of human life, which is the most admirable work of all creation. To ignore these precepts is to violate the Law of God. Whoever violates the natural Laws in his physical body will surely also violate the Commandments. (CRA.17, 18 "Counsels on Diet" by E. G. White).