It is a thing. A thing that happens way more than it should. It is always a danger that looms when we read the Holy Bible.
One may over-spiritualize in big things (e.g., Insisting that child sacrifice should be done because of God’s interaction with Abraham and Isaac) or in little things (e.g., Insisting that because we can do all things because of Christ who gives us strength, God ordained a victory for your sports championship). Application matters…
If I am honest, my urge to want to over-spiritualize comes when I am reading, primarily the Old Testament, and I see the miraculous things happen such as with Elijah and widow’s son (1 Kings 17:17-24) or Elisha and Naaman (2 Kings 5). I read these stories and I think to myself, “I want that for my family and I, why does sickness fail to discriminate? Where do I fit into these stories of great healing?”
But the truth is- I don’t. You don’t. We don’t.
Nonetheless, there is someone that does.
God. We don’t fit into these great narratives. Nonetheless, God does. We worship the same God who healed these people in amazing ways.
Even more amazingly, He went so much further than healing our physical ailments. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to come and save our spiritual ailment, that led no other place than eternal death and separation from Him (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Titus 3:5).
He did not make sickness obsolete, but Jesus Christ made sickness ultimately irrelevant because it’s end- Is not our end. It has no bearing.
It is by this truth that when Paul begged God for relief from His ailment that God responded, “My grace is sufficient for thee,” and therefore God’s strength was made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
We worship the same God on a new day (Psalm 104:33-34). In sickness, He may heal, or He may not. Nonetheless, His grace is always sufficient for thee.
Take heart, be of good cheer. Our God, our Christ has overcome the world (John 16:33).
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