May 12 The Cure


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1 Samuel 12:1-13:22;  John 7:1-29;  Psalm 108:1-13; Proverbs 15:4

“The tongue that brings healing is the tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”

Proverbs 15:4


Speak the truth

in love.

The truth may


may prick the

edge of guilt,

may pry it off

a heart

bound with self-

justification and deceit.

Speak the truth

in love

to free the sin-sick soul,

to ease the

aches and pains

of one who needs

to hear–

“You’ve messed up.”

( the Diagnosis)

“You have a Savior.”

( the Cure)

Lord God, even as I believe in you and have assurance of eternal life, I still sin.  I still covet and lust and lie and rationalize and fail to do your will.  When my spirit feels the weight of my sin, your Spirit comes to me and applies the surgical knife of the Law-“You messed up”-and the Gospel-“but you are forgiven in Christ Jesus.”  Repentance and forgiveness restore me.  Thank you for your healing Word of truth.  Grant, Lord, that I may speak to those who need to hear a good word–Your good Word.  For Jesus’ sake, Amen.


2 thoughts on “May 12 The Cure

  1. Great thoughts! God’s Word can be brutally honest sometimes, but it’s always exactly what we need to hear… thanks for reminding us to get out there and preach the Word in season and out of season!

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