Thought For Today - December 23 - An Early Diagnosis Could Save Your Life.
Thought For Today - December 23 - An Early Diagnosis Could Save Your Life .
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Thought For Today - December 23 An early diagnosis could save your life.
It is a well known fact that leprosy is a lingering disease of the body that causes the body to smell and slowly rot away. Once there was no known cure for this terrible disease, and the victim had to be separated from society, and live a life of exile, and the only thing in his future was death. The disease of leprosy in the body is typical of sin in our lives. If leprosy is allowed to linger in the body, it will spread and spread until the entire body is under its control, and the body will have a terrible stench and eventually rot away and be destroyed. Likewise, if one little bit of sin is allowed to remain in our lives unrecognized and un confessed, it will fester and spread and cause us to backslide and hide away from God. Then our lives will began to rot away and be destroyed.
The leper that came to worship Jesus said to him, "if thou wilt thou canst make me clean." And Jesus put forth his hand and touched him saying, "I will; be thou clean. and immediately his leprosy was cleansed." First of all this man had examined himself and discovered that he had leprosy. He sought out the great physician, namely, Jesus. He recognized that Jesus was able to help him if he was willing. Jesus answered him that it was his will for him to be made clean from leprosy and he healed him.
Living in this sinful world, we are constantly exposed to the disease of sin. Even as Christians it is not beyond the realm of possibility that sin can hibernate and fester in our lives We have the responsibility as Christians to constantly and continually examine our lives in the light of God's word and prayer daily. If we will judge ourselves we will not be judged. If, in the light of God's word and prayer daily, we find sin festering in our lives like leprosy, we need to seek out someone who can help us - namely, the Lord Jesus Christ
The word of God, the bible tells us that : "If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father." "If we confess our sins, he is just and faithful to forgive us our sins, and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all unrighteousness.”
The Lord Jesus Christ is always willing that we be made clean and kept clean from sin. It is important that we recognize sin in our lives in the very early stages of its development before it gets a big foothold. An early diagnosis could save our eternal life. The only way we can recognize sin early is to keep ourselves separate and unspotted from the world, and keep our selves constantly in fellowship with the Lord and walk and live by the light of his word.