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The Great Physician

“But when Jesus heard that, He said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick’” Matthew 9:12.

Responding to the criticism of the self-righteous Pharisees over his eating with tax collectors and sinners, Jesus bypasses their attempts to derail His mission and gets right to the point: He is the Great Physician.

It is remarkable that He repeatedly has to defend Himself for loving and associating with those whom He came to save. Yet these Pharisees are simply men whose thoughts and sympathies are dominated by the spirit of their age. Jesus’ attitude of compassion toward the sinful was a dramatic change for that society.

Jesus is the Great Physician, spiritually speaking, for all. He brought a complete cure for the disease of sin, not only in the lives of those within His presence at that time, but also for every generation since His birth. He is our Great Physician today and will provide spiritual healing if we humbly submit to Him and to His word.

"Thought for the Week - 04/26/2015" Joe Norton of Arlington, Texas.