Accurate Diagnosis; Appropriate Treatment

My wife (now 29 weeks pregnant) and I spent this past Friday and Saturday in the Lamaze birthing classes at Harris Methodist Hospital. We considered the information taught a blessing from the Lord as we continue seeking His wisdom in making decisions concerning the birth of our first child. In this class, the instructor mentioned that her personal goal as a nurse was an “accurate diagnosis” of her patients’ problems and an “appropriate treatment” of those problems. Though she was not intending anything Christian, I thought to myself: “What fitting words for the Gospel, revealed to us in the Scripture.” The Scriptures give us an accurate, the most accurate, diagnosis of humanity’s problem: sin and rebellion against God; physical and spiritual death; slavery to the devil and the kingdom of darkness. At the same time, the Gospel, clearly proclaimed in all Scripture, gives us an appropriate, the only appropriate, treatment of this problem: Jesus Christ came into the world to die for sinners; he was raised from the dead for their justification; he now sits at the right hand of God interceding for his own; he sent his Spirit into the world to convict people of sin and righteousness and cause them to be born again unto a new life, so that they might be transferred into the kingdom of light, embrace the Gospel, turn from wickedness, and worship the one, true, living God; further, he will come again in glory to finally save his own, judge the wicked, and establish his kingdom, the kingdom of peace, forever. Read the word of God. Let it (Him) inform you of who you truly are and what (Who) you desparately need.

“…but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God; and that believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). 


One Response to “Accurate Diagnosis; Appropriate Treatment”

  1. thewordisnotimprisoned Says:

    It sounds like an opportunity to share the gospel. How did she respond?

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