Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
September 2, 2014
None of These Diseases
"And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee" (Exodus 15:26, KJV).
Prior to a recent minor operation the surgeon came to my hospital room for prayer and to explain the nature of the hernia correction. He explained, "It is God alone who heals. It is my responsibility, along with my staff, to treat and care for you."
In his excellent book, None of These Diseases, Dr. S.I. McMillen abundantly amplifies and proves the point of this promise: that if we always do that which is right in God's sight, at the very least our health will be greatly improved.
This highly qualified physician contends that most of our physical problems are caused by stress, but the person who is doing that which is right in God's sight is not likely to be continually under stress - at least not the kind of stress that impairs one physically.
"I am the Lord that healeth thee." And He is the same yesterday, today and forever. That would indicate that His healing is available for all today - which of course brings up that sticky question of method and means.
Whatever our persuasion about this, the fact remains that if we really do believe that it is God who heals, then it should follow that He would be our first resource in time of physical need. And it may well be that His direction would take us to the physician. But He alone would be the healer.
Bible Reading: Exodus 15:22-26
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: As I approach each task today, I will make a conscious effort to be concerned about doing that which is right in God's sight.