In Need of a Doctor

by | Sep 7, 2018

In Need of a Doctor I Daily Walk Devotion

Going to the Doctor is one of my least favorite things to do. Having to get on the scale, have my blood pressure taken, sitting there answering questions, only to be given a prescription is no fun at all. I would rather tough it out then go through that. Unfortunately, many times we don’t have an option. We have to go and get help. The same is true spiritually. We can’t help ourselves, we need Jesus. Are you in need of a doctor today?

‭‭Luke‬ ‭5:31-32‬

“Jesus replied to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a doctor, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Heal Your Soul

Jesus came for everyone, but he knew he could only help those who admitted they were sick. Just as a doctor helps the sick, so Jesus comes for those who are spiritually sick in their sin. Doctors may give you something to help you with the pain, but Jesus gives you something that will heal your soul. He offers salvation that lasts for eternity.

Blinded by Their Own Goodness

There are a group of people that Jesus can’t help. I know this may sound controversial but hear me out. He offers his life-changing salvation to everyone who will take it. Those that don’t think they need it, miss out. Like the alcoholic who won’t admit he has a problem, those who won’t admit they are sinners in need of a savior can’t be helped. These are called self-righteous and think they are perfectly fine.

One Catch

Jesus came to call the sinners to repentance. He brings the good news that his victory over death offers new life to all who will take it. We can’t earn it nor do we deserve it by how we live, it is a gift of grace. There is one catch. We have to confess that we are sinners in need of that grace. Then we must turn from our old life and walk with Jesus. Sin is a sickness that can only be cured by Jesus. Are you in need of a doctor today?