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Today’s 333 Devotional: God’s Word Brings Healing
As our Great Physician, the medicine God prescribes is found in His word.
“If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” (Exodus 15:26)
The book of Proverbs says, “My son, attend to my words; incline your ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.” (Proverbs 4:20-22)
The word health means a healing cure, or more literally “medicine,” and the medicine He prescribes is found in His word. Therefore, when we keep His word, we’ll find health and healing for much of what ails us.
Matthew Henry, pastor and Bible commentator said, “There is in the word of God a proper remedy for all diseases of the soul.”
Reading and studying God’s word is therefore the healthiest thing we can do, because we are daily encountering the One who created us.
And here’s the really cool part, we can take as much of the medicine of God’s Word as we want without worrying about overdosing, and it’s free! But like any medicine, it has to be taken to be effective. Medicine doesn’t do any good sitting in the cupboard unopened. And the same goes for God’s word. It will not work sitting on the shelf unopened. It has to be opened and taken according to the directions.
If we follow God’s directions as faithfully as we follow the directions of human doctors, we’ll start seeing results. God’s medicine works by taking His Word into our being.
One last point, and one that should not be overlooked when considering God’s word, Jesus, the Word of God, is our Great Physician.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study