“Taking Our Medicine” by Doug Fincher

February 11, 2018 - "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" 1 Corinthians 6:19 

"Whether ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31

I visited my VA doctor in Houston last week for my annual check-up. We always enjoy hearing about his church, friends and hunting experiences while he gives me my report. During this visit I asked if he liked being a doctor. "It's my calling", he said. "Then I guess you'll be here till the cows come home, won't you?" "Not really," he answered. "I'll be retiring a soon as I can." "I’m tired of begging people to take their medications."

According to statistics, up to half of all patients don’t take their medications as prescribed by doctors or refuse to give up the bad habits that caused their problem to begin with. 

The French martyr Joan of Arc once said she'd rather die than do something she knew to be a sin. On the other hand, millions of people had rather die than to give up their sin. If our "bent-on-destruction" lifestyle brings us to an early grave, it might be that God had nothing to do with it.

It could be that it’s because we refused His medicine.