Friday, February 8, 2013

2013 February 8 - Morning Manna

Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it. What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you. Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God. But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.
(Job 13:1-4)

Today's Morsel:  I wonder when was it that doctors stopped making house calls? You know doctors, policemen, firemen, teachers, and minister used to be looked at as caring and loving professions.  But somewhere in our world, many (thankfully not all) have gone astray.  They have allowed the enemy of their soul to bewitch them.  With the new medical care system, I wonder how much time doctors spend with each patient?  Right now they are allowed about 20 minutes, but I think it will become much shorter.  Job told his friends that they were all physicians of no value.  In other words, they were useless.  I'm starting to think that about our health care system.  Nobody seems to have the answers.  And it's hard for me to believe that everybody has the same illness.  Is there no balm in Gilead?  Is there no cure in the land.  What has happened to the church?  Didn't Isaiah say that by the stripes of Jesus we are healed.  Didn't Jesus say that we shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.  Why isn't there any balm in Gilead?   I think it's because men put their trust in man instead of God.  I believe often times they've sought God after man can't give an answer.  God won't be second.  "Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much, James said"(James 5:13-16). "Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it" (Isaiah 55:6-11).  Jesus still heals.  It's just a matter of trusting His sovereign will and enduring until the end.  Allow Jesus to work on your behalf.  He'll work if you let Him.

Sing:  He touched me! Oh, Oh, He touched me! And oh the joy that floods my soul. Something happened, and now I know, Jesus touched me and made me whole.

No comments:

Post a Comment