Luke 5:31 (NLT) Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. 32 I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”
When you are sick, you go to the doctor, and if she/he finds an infection, they write you a prescription. The doctor expects you to follow the prescribed directions while you are waiting to get better? Take medicine, and follow the instructions. The doctor doesn’t expect you to read about the medicine. The doctor doesn’t expect you to talk about the medicine. Your doctor doesn’t even expect you to understand what the medicine is and how it works. Just take the medicine, and let it work. Just do what the doctor told you to do, and let the outcome present itself in time.
When you or I take medicine, we wait for it to work. It is never instantaneous cure. Far too many people of God like to talk to other people about what God’s Word says we are to do in our lives. We like to think about His Word. Consider it. But far too many will actually act on it, or even believe in it enough to put it into practice. And yet, God, the Great Physician, has prescribed what we need in His Word. Whether or not we follow what the Lord has revealed: things like love, forgiveness, trust, faith, hope and more: will determine how long it takes for us to wait. These are the things being developed within us on detours. These are the characteristics of Christ.
Point to ponder- God never tells you everything He is going to do or what He wants you to do all at once. But, I believe the Lord has told you something. Whatever that is, obey it. However small, however insignificant it may seem, you have to obey it and “Just do it”!
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