WE ALL NEED A DOCTOR
As I write this devotion, the Spirit of the Lord moves me. We all need a doctor. We may not be sick in the body, but all of us are sick in sin, and we need to be healed by His grace. Without it we cannot exist. All of us have sinned and have come short of the glory of God. Jesus is the only one who can cure us from our sins. He is the only one who can forgive us of the wrong we have done. We cannot judge anyone else.
We all stumble and fall at times, but thanks be to God for the doctor who has never lost a case. His name is Jesus! In Matthew 9:12,we find these words:
When Jesus heard this, he said, ‘Healthy people don’t need a doctor — sick people do.
Jesus is speaking about love for one’s enemies. He has a deep concern for the people of God. He speaks about the need to love our neighbor and our enemy. In verse 43 and 44, He says, “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. But I say love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!” Doing this, we will be acting like children of our Father in Heaven. Our Heavenly Father sends rain on the just and the unjust. Let me conclude this devotion by simply saying what the Master said, “Pray for those who persecute you.”