The Great Physician!

I was at the doctor’s office not long ago and noticed that there were two different sections of patients. There was a section for the well patients and then a section for the sick patients. At a glance that seemed a little unusual and of course I ask myself which am I. So, as I looked around, I realized that a lot of people were in the well section along with me and I was there for a six-month checkup. So, then I looked at the people sitting in the sick section. It became clear that they were sick. As I analyzed that, those people that were sick, really needed a physician and even though the rest of us were well we also needed that same physician. That made me think about the example in the bible.

Luke 5:30-32 reads, “But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners? 31And Jesus answering said unto them, they that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repent.” This scripture points out that there are two groups of people represented here, those who know they need Christ the physician and those who felt they didn’t. That hasn’t changed a lot over the years. Sometimes people are slow to admit that they need Christ in their lives, and they push back from God. This is very dangerous! The condition of those who have known God for a while and refuse to work on their relationship with God, because of complacency, is even more dangerous. It is often said that the church is a hospital for sinners!

Luke 18:10-14 tells us, “Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11The pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14I tell you; this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for the one that exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.”

How is your spiritual wellness? The Great Physician can make you whole and with continued communication can keep you that way!


Robby Cable

Providence Church of Christ

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