Devotional For The Week Of 6/18/18- I Need A Doctor

Luke 5:31- Jesus answered them, “It is the sick who need a doctor, not those in good health.

We’re so quick to point out the faults in others because we convince ourselves that we don’t need help, that we don’t need a doctor. It’s so easy to look around and point out the flaws in someone else, but what about your flaws? (Matthew 7:3- And why worry about a speck in the eye of a brother when you have a board in your own?) I was watching a sermon one day and what stood out to me the most was “Preachers always say sinners don’t need to be told they’re sinners, they already know they’re sinners, but I disagree.” He said, “people turn on the news and see a murderer and say that’s a sinner, not me. They’ll say they don’t sin, they make mistakes and bad choices, but tell other people they sin.” (Romans 2:1- “Well,” you may be saying, “what terrible people you have been talking about!” But wait a minute! You are just as bad. When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are talking about yourselves, for you do these very same things.) People don’t realize that there are no big and little sins, the Bible says that no unclean thing will inherit the kingdom. We really need to understand that ALL sin is the same to God, except blaspheming the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:29) If someone is going to hell because they killed someone that means adulterers, drunkards, homosexuals, robbers etc are going too. We really need to stop the big and little sins, sin is a sin, God already told us what He hates, not what is okay to do sometimes. 

We don’t like to hold ourselves accountable for our actions. We like to point at everyone else, but one thing I learned growing up is when you point at someone, there’s 3 more fingers pointing at you. When God called to Adam after he ate from the tree of Conscience, he admitted he was wrong, but then blamed Eve. Instead of making excuses for ourselves and focusing on other people’s sin we need to focus on our own. We need to go to the healer and get healed. 

A friend shared this with me “People need to look at the church as a hospital because that’s what it is. In a hospital, you have different types of "zones", the ER, intensive care unit, delivery room, etc. Everyone comes in with different problems. If remain focused, & fixated on other people's problems, you'll miss your own treatment. No one goes to a hospital to see what’s going on, they go because they need something, they go because they need a doctor.” 

We don’t get saved to brag and think we’re better than others, we get saved to bring those who are sick to the same doctor who healed us. There’s healing for everyone, just tell Jesus that you need a doctor.