"The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?"
We get caught up in physical comfort or physical infirmities pretty easily. If we're in pain or uncomfortable physically, we take care of it as fast as we can. We usually try to avoid unnecessary situations that pose serious physical danger, and in the ones where it is necessary, we do our best to prepare. Proper equipment, bulletproof vest, clean suit, etc. We do so much to avoid physical harm. This verse in interesting because it compares physical wounds with spiritual wounds, saying that spiritual ones are worse. Our spirits can sustain us through physical ailments, but not the other way around. Spiritual pain and spiritual harm is the more dangerous risk, but we often take it lightly and walk into spiritually dangerous situations without thinking twice, and without a shred of spiritual protection. Today, let's take our spiritual health as seriously as our physical health. Let's do what we can to avoid spiritually harmful situations. And, when we can't, let's do what we can to prepare. Let's read our scriptures, let's pray... let's have the spirit with us as our spiritual bulletproof vest, allowing us to walk through a dangerous situation unharmed.