Jesus Came and Died for Those Who Are Not Well
Jesus said in Luke 5:31, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” There is a population of people who never get annual checkups. Some are suspicious of doctors; some feel that if they saw a doctor, they would make some sickness appear. Some refuse to see a physician because they feel just fine. In time, severe illness comes, and ultimately death (which is coming for us all). It is common for some to see a physician when it is too late for anything to be done about the person’s health. How devastating it is to know that something could have been done.
Jesus came and died for those who were not well. That includes the whole world. Regardless of how good I feel or look, it matters not if I do not want to know what is happening within me; it is still happening; I need to see Jesus the Great Physician now and often before it is too late.
It is understood that those who are visibly bad people need to see Jesus. They ultimately do before those who are visibly good people once they find out that Jesus receives everyone willing to repent. John 21:31-32 “…Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward relent and believe him.” We allow what we think, feel, and have been told to overrule what Jesus has said about the condition of the soul.
Some have been trained to only do something about a problem once they have to. Jesus has come to tell us that we must. I get it, especially if we become self-righteous and believe we are not that bad because our sins are not seen before the world. Just because they are not seen does not mean they are not there. 1 Tim. 5:25 “Some men’s sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later.” Some sins require consequences now and later (Judgment Day), and some require consequences on the day of judgment.
How do you feel? On your worst and best days, you still need Jesus. Keep going to Him.
©5/20/2023 Courtney Henderson