Saturday, June 6, 2015

Healthy people don't need a doctor.

Luke 5:31-32 Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor---sick people do. I have come to call sinners to turn from their sins, not to spend my time with those who think they are already good enough.”

Jesus did not come to help those who think they don't need any help; He came to those who knew they needed help. There are so many people in our churches today who do not think they need any help with their faith walk. They see themselves as being just fine and they will not listen to anyone who would suggest otherwise. They hear the Gospel preached and taught and it goes in one ear and out the other. They play the part of a Christian life well, but have closed their minds to the possibility that they have more growing up to do. The Lord cannot help those who won't admit or recognize the fact that they are not perfect and still need to learn much and grow more in their faith and understanding.

It is only when we see ourselves in need that we are able to be helped by the Lord. We must guard our minds and souls carefully in this area. We must always understand our need for God's help. We must be honest about our sinful shortcomings. We must be honest and humbled when we know we have sinned. We must be willing to admit that we are far from perfect. We must want to do better, to be better, in our walk with the Lord. Jesus won't waste time hanging around with those who do not see themselves in need of Him. Spiritual pride and self-righteousness are soul killers. If our hearts are right with God we will know that we are works in progress and never finished products.

 Our need for more of the Lord's holiness will never go away. We will never get to the point where we no longer are susceptible to sinning. We will never become so holy that Satan will give up on us and quit trying to lead us into sin. Until we get to heaven, we will always be in need of the Lord. We will always have to deal with our spiritual weaknesses. We will always need to be students of the Word and prayer. We will always have to be humbled in spirit before the Lord. We will always need more and more of Jesus in our lives.

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