Healer of All Sin
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Originally written by Charles H. Spurgeon, published in “Mornings & Evenings,” entry for May 31st, PM.
Updated to modern English by Darren Hewer, 2009.
“who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases” Psalm 103:3
This truth is humbling, yet certain: We are all more or less suffering under the disease of sin. What a comfort to know that we have a great Physician who is both willing and able to heal us! Let’s meditate on Him awhile.
His cures come quickly. There is new life in merely a glance from Him. His cures are also radical. He strikes at the center of the disease, so His cures are sure and certain. He never fails, and the disease never returns. There is no relapse after Christ heals. There is no fear that His patients are only patched up temporarily. He makes new creations: A new heart He gives freely to them, and a right spirit He instills within them.
He is well skilled in all diseases. Doctors generally specialize. Although they know a little about almost all our pains and ills, there is usually one disease which they have studied above all others. But Jesus Christ is thoroughly acquainted with the whole of human nature. He is as much at home with one sinner as with another, and He has never met with an unfamiliar case that was too difficult for Him. He has dealt with a multitude of strange diseases, but He knows exactly with a single glance how to treat the patient.
He is the only universal doctor, and the medicine He gives is the only true universal remedy. Whatever our spiritual sickness may be, we should go at once to this Divine Physician. There is no brokenness of heart which Jesus cannot bind up. The blood of Jesus “purifies us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7) We have only to think of the great number who have been delivered from all sorts of diseases through the power and virtue of His touch, and we will joyfully put ourselves in His hands.
We trust Him, and sin dies. We love Him, and grace lives. We wait for Him and grace is strengthened. We see Him as he is, and grace is perfected forever.
Question: God is ready and willing to heal all sin … what sins should you repent of to Him?
About this Author: Charles Spurgeon