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God’s Medicine

Philosophy View Of Medicine

The science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease in technical use often taken to exclude surgery.

A drug or other preparation for the treatment or prevention of disease.

A spell, charm, or fetish believed to have healing, protective, or other power.

Biblical View Of Medicine

And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

Ezekiel 47:12 KJV

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22 NJV

Through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 2:22 ESV

Most of the time when we go through difficult seasons we tend to be unhappy understandably, we walk around with long faces and tend not to smile. Solomon is the author of most of the chapters in the book of Proverbs, it was written to offer instruction and wisdom. He tells us that a smile in our heart means a smile on our faces. A good heart makes a happy face.

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Proverbs 15:13 KJV

My grandmother would always say, “what’s happening on the inside will show up on the outside”. Have you ever asked a friend or anyone for that matter to do something for you and by the look on their faces you could tell that their heart was definitely not in it?. When Jesus resides in your heart It smiles, how can it do anything less?. When your heart houses the one who is your joy it cannot help being joyful, even when you are called to suffer you may be sad but you do not stay there because you know that you have been saved to worship and make a joyful noise, according to Psalmist David.

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

Psalm 100:1 KJV

You may object, how can I even smile when I am suffering much less be joyful? We look to Jesus, he helps us to bear our burdens. Usually when I am troubled, I meet him in my secret place and ask him for some spiritual medicine to heal my heart and he gives it to me then I am able to also help others. He sets my heart singing.

Another reason we need God’s medicine is because of guilt, it is the feeling of deserving blame especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy. Guilt does not know any songs. It is very hard to smile when we are beating ourselves up over mistakes we have made. We can be so ashamed over sinful behaviours that we do not care to look at Jesus because we are shamefaced about sinning. Thankfully God promises If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from every wrong.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9 KJV

God’s medicine of joy brings divine healing in our redemption which becomes a settled fact in our heart. Scriptures gives us good evidence that it is God’s will to heal us with medicine which God has already provided and paid for.

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:20-22 KJV

The Hebrew word for health is marpe which is also translated as CURE, HEALING, HEALTH, REMEDY, SOUND, MEDICINE. God’s Word is medicine and health, a cure, to make us sound and healed!

He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Psalm 107:20 KJV

Jesus is the word made flesh, John 1:14 gives us a perfect example of what the word of God will do. Jesus never refused to heal anyone that came to him. Coming to the word of God is the same as coming to Jesus. The word will never refuse you. The Word is medicine to our flesh. We could say God’s word is similar to medicine prescribed by a doctor; it must be taken internally for it to affect a cure.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:14 KJV

God is still God in the broken things. He offers forgiveness that heals our memories, and smiles when he catches our whispered remorse and turns them into joy. God’s medicine is always available, it is just a prayer away. God’s joy cures all guilt so we can move on to share his medicine with others.

According to Proverbs 17 :22 A cheerful heart is a good medicine, that is the kind of medicine our society needs. There is joy in serving Jesus, and when happy missionaries and contented Christians dispense God’s joy to an unhappy world, we are doing God’s work.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs 17:22 KJV


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