Remedy for the Soul

“. . . the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.” Isaiah 1:5-6

One year when I was small, a carnival came to our town. Our town was so small this just never happened. They were always at bigger towns. I whined so much to my dad that he finally gave in and took me. It had rained so hard that the mud was deep. I don’t remember a single ride or a show but I do remember walking down the muddy path and hearing a barker ring out the words like these, “Step right up, ladies and gentlemen.  I’m holding in my hand nature’s own elixir. Get rid of those tired bones. Cure your baldness Fix the pains in your back. Repair your constipation. A dose a day for a month and you’ll never be the same person.”

To me, it sounded like the wonder drug of all drugs. Now that I’m older, I realize how gullible the people were to buy a product that did everything for you but didn’t really give any lasting effects for 30 days to allow time for the carnival to be out of town.

I can look around and see that our society is sick today, and the deceiver of the fake tonic is attempting to sell the cure at high prices. If you notice our Bible passage, Isaiah described the people of his day as being spiritually and emotionally ill. Sounds as if he is describing our day.

There is a Great Physician. Step right up to hear from Him. He is not selling a bottle with promises, He is offering a book with absolutes. You probably won’t find the cure for gout or cancer, but you can see the spiritually healing of our soul and it just may affect the body as well.

Open up the Book and you will see in its pages that God performs an examination throughout. He sees all and knows all. Also, we are to examine ourselves. The benchmark for our life is Jesus. We should follow His examples and guidelines in order to live a spiritually health life. Then the world will see in us what they lack in themselves.

So step right up, dive into God’s Word and take a daily dose of the spiritual medicine He provides. It is amazing.

Bro Larry