|Exodus 15:26 (MSG)|
|God said, “If you listen, listen obediently to how God tells you to live in his presence, obeying his commandments and keeping all his laws, then I won’t strike you with all the diseases that I inflicted on the Egyptians; I am God your healer.”|
|God had performed miracle after miracle in the process of getting His people out of Egypt and through the wilderness, yet as soon as they felt like their crisis was over, the Israelites would return to their false gods and their sinful ways. So God made them a conditional promise, that I believe holds true even today. Let’s look at this closely, as I believe it could reap benefits for the child of God even now.|
|I want you to be the judge in a scenario I will explain. The cops are called to a scene where trouble was reported. There are two young men at the scene. One (dressed in jogging pants) reports that he was passing by on his daily walk, and was beat up and robbed by the other man. The second man reports that the first man cursed at him and hurled insults at him while he was passing by, and provoked him to protect his ‘good name’. Fortunately, the police have never seen the first man before, whereas the second one had many encounters with the law over the past year. Who would you assume to be the guilty party among the two? As in this illustration, I believe that God was reminding the Israelites that if they live in obedience to the commands that He had laid out for them, then He will know they are serious about their commitment to Him, and for that He will spare them of the plagues and sicknesses that He was forced to send on the Egyptians to get their attention. In fact, He promised that He would be their healer. And this is where my introductory story fits in, for if you are living like the devil, why would you want, or expect God to step in and heal you or help you through a difficult time? In His Word, God is clear that He will punish the wicked but joyfully bless and heal the righteous. Based on your lifestyle, your commitment, and your obedience to God, will He recognize your cry, as one of His, when you cry for help? If not friend, may I encourage you to surrender your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ, and learn to live in obedience to His Word, so that you may become one with He and His Father – God? Then we can claim the promise given to us in this verse today, that He is our Healer!|
|Dear God, You have already given so much for us. Thank You from the very bottom of my heart for loving each of us so much that You gave everything – for our ultimate good! After reading through the Israelites plight through the wilderness, and seeing Your willingness to still accept them and promise to be their Healer, I believe that Your children today who might meditate on this blog still stands a chance also. I don’t believe the rules have changed, for I believe that You still want to see us be obedient to Your commands that You lovingly put in place to help us be more like You. Please provoke us towards being Your obedient children willing to honor and serve You in every way possible, every day. AMEN!|
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God had performed miracle after miracle in the process of getting His people out of Egypt and through the wilderness, yet as soon as they felt like their crisis was over, the Israelites would return to their false gods and their sinful ways. So God made them a conditional promise, that I believe holds true even today. Let’s look at this closely, as I believe it could reap benefits for the child of God even now.