February 12, 2020
Seeking God Not Physicians
2 Chronicles 16:12 (KJB) And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.
In this ever medically advancing modern world in which we live, it is quite common for a person to forgo asking God for help and to seek advice and remedy from a physician who is a part of our Scientific world. This avenue of information is often the prevailing accepted practice among people, despite the state of their heart condition.
For a sincere child of God, seeking the will and direction of God through prayer is the first place they will seek help in times of illness, affliction, and in any other crisis. For a child of God, prayerfully seeking God is not merely an afterthought in times of need. It is the first line of relief and defense for them as they dwell in this wicked world.
This scripture verse above describes the pathway Asa took concerning the physical health of his feet.
We can read about Job seeking God through the devasting physical ailments he endured.
We can read about the family and close friends of Lazarus, who sought God to defy scientific odds in raising him from death unto life.
We can discover the physical and mental condition of the Man from Gadura, who miraculously went from living in desperation among the tombs to being in his right mind and heart because he sought the help and presence of God.
We can take note of the most significant example given to us in His Word, of a soul seeking God as did Jesus Christ, in the Garden of Gethsemane. His time was drawing near to face physical death as a man for relief of the sin of the world, according to the will of God upon His life.
Science and medicine are full of facts and possibilities for improving physical life. Sometimes medical and Scientific measures do improve survival, but they can also come with lasting ill effects. Seeking God first and foremost is the best pathway to the best physical and spiritual potential now and for all eternity.
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