The Lord our Healer
“If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.” Exodus 15:26 (NIV)
There are physical benefits to the principals and precepts of the Bible, including belief in the Lord our Healer. When we follow Jesus we enjoy a new life that rejects things that war against life. Yes, we still have a sinful nature and we battle to live right but as the Holy Spirit leads we begin to follow His convictions, and that includes choosing what’s best for the life God gave us now.
Sometimes the most strict of health practices can still leave us vulnerable to sickness and diseases, because we are fallen humans in a fallen world. Thankfully, our Lord is our Creator, Healer, and the great Physician whom we can turn to in all our infirmaries.
Let’s pray today that we may follow our Lord’s lead in healthful choices and look toward Him when we are ill.