Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Great Physician

Do you need a spiritual physician?

"And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples.

And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, 'Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?'

But when he heard it, he said, 'Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.'

Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, 'Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?'

And Jesus said to them, 'Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch tears away from the garment, and a worse tear is made. Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.' " - Matthew 9:10-17 ESV

I we think we are just fine naturally then we will just live with our old wine skins. They will burst and we will think it's normal for that to happen.

Once we know that we need grace we can get grace but grace only comes from God.

"And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you." - 1 Peter 5:10 ESV

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work." - 2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV

Jesus isn't just someone I go to see in the emergency room. He Is my family physician. There is a place for Him to recline and rest in my mind. He has a key to all the rooms of my soul... even the back rooms.

I respect His diagnosis. He loves me and cares for my soul.


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