21 May They That Are Whole Need Not A Physician
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10). And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (Luke 5:31-32). A church is not a place for perfect people. If you’re already perfect, don’t bother going to church. If you’re looking for a perfect church, or a church full of perfect people, don’t come to our church. It’s full of imperfect, wretched sinners who are seeking to draw nearer to the Lord. It has some who have not yet been saved, but they hear the gospel preached. It may have some who are in a backslidden condition, and they are being encouraged to return to the Lord. It may have some who have a close walk with the Lord, but they are being admonished to have an even closer walk. It may have some in need of spiritual healing; they are coming to the right place. It may have some who need to be prayed for; they are coming to the right place. Pastors, if you are looking for perfect people to fill your church, or if you are expecting your people to BE perfect, you might as well close the doors and go home. Jesus said He came to seek and save the LOST. He said those that are ALREADY “whole” or “righteous” by their own standards, don’t need a physician, but those who are sick, SIN-SICK, need the GREAT PHYSICIAN. Those who are spiritually sick or confused need the SPIRITUAL HEALER. We will NEVER reach our ultimate goal of spiritual perfection here on this earth. We are encouraged to strive to attain that goal, and so we should, on a daily basis, but the truth is WE FALL, WE FAIL, WE’RE IMPERFECT! And THAT’S WHY CHRIST CAME, DIED AND ROSE AGAIN! He came to seek and save the lost! He came to heal His children spiritually. It’s an ongoing process and our churches need to embrace those who need a good dose of Christ’s love and mercy and grace and forgiveness and PATIENCE and LONG-SUFFERING, just as WE were embraced when we were sick in our sins and headed for hell! None of us has the right to turn away a soul looking for the healing only a PERFECT SAVIOUR can provide! Thank GOD, Jesus came to seek and save the LOST, and heal the sin-sick because He sought and found ME!!!