Wealth and health – Part 1

Our pursuit of wealth often comes at the expense of our health.

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It has been said that life has two parts: in the first half, we spend our health to gain our wealth; then we spend our wealth trying to buy our health back!

Last month I worked alongside a team of medical doctors, physiotherapists, naturopaths, massage therapists, plant-based chefs and sports physiologists at a pop-up health retreat. It was beside a beautiful beach on the north New South Wales coast in Australia. Poor me!

What a privilege it was to see renewed health and hope in the faces of the retreat guests as they learned to follow God’s laws of health. Most of us subconsciously know our Creator’s laws of exercise, sunlight, wholesome nutrition, rest, spirituality, water, fresh air and more, but the busyness of working to pay the bills—and just surviving the deadlines of life—can sometimes force healthy choices into the back seat.

How’s your life balance going? Are you focusing enough on your health?

I love the Apostle John’s greeting to his friends, and it’s my prayer for you too: “I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”1

What a beautiful balance of wealth, health and spirituality.


Julian Archer is the founder of Faith
 vs Finance—a global ministry working with Christians who seek to maintain a vibrant relationship with Jesus amidst the pressures of materialism and self-centred lifestyles.

  1. 3 John 1:2, NKJV