An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Take Your Medicine

(Pro 17:22 KJV)  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

When I accepted that I had diabetes I did some research.  One of the things that I found surprising was a statement that large numbers of people with diabetes do not take their medications, even people who are on insulin.  I shared this with an EMT and he told me that is true of all illnesses, not just diabetes.  People who know they have a problem, see a doctor, get a prescription and leave the medication on the shelf are a mystery to me. 

What about people who refuse their spiritual “medicine” (1456)?  I know that there are times when I allow my moods to effect my trust.  There are times when I seem to prefer focusing on fear than leaning on hope.  I refuse to accept the cure that is offered. 

So?  Trust is the keel that keeps our ship of life from drifting to every little wind that hits us.  In this case taking your medicine is a good thing. 

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