March 30, 2011
While Jesus was in His earthly ministry He invited different men to come and follow Him. One of these men was named Matthew, a publican or tax collector. Matthew invited Jesus and His disciples to come to his house and have a feast. When the Pharisees saw that Jesus was associating with Matthew they asked the disciples why He was eating with publicans and sinners. Jesus overheard them and answered saying, "They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick." He continued and said, "But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
We go to doctors to make us whole. Whenever we have a health problem, we consult a doctor to proscribe the best treatment. Likewise, whenever we have a moral problem we need to go to the Savior to receive the best care. Jesus Christ is the ultimate physician. He performed many miracles; causing the blind to see, the lame to walk, the deaf to hear, and the sick to be made whole. We all have different 'sicknesses', but the Doctor of our Souls can heal us spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. Jesus didn't go to the people that were whole, but the people that needed help. None of us are perfect so we all need His healing powers. Through His great sacrifice we can be made whole by repenting of the wrongs we have done. Isn't it time for your check-up?
Mark 2:17 Matthew 9:12-13 Luke 5:31-32