EQUIPPED FOR SERVICE

When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance. Mark 2:17 (NKJV)

Jesus told us in Mark 2:17 that He did not come to the healthy but to the sick. In the Greek, sick is used metaphorically of mental ailments.

The people of Jesus’ day were in need of much more than a physical touch. They were in need of a Savior. They struggled with depravity. Instead of worshiping God in purity, they often were bound to the darkness of their day. Paganism and legalism were just two of the infirmities plaguing them.

Once they were set free, Jesus commissioned them service. He told them to go and share what God had done for them.

That was how the gospel spread, by the testimony of those Jesus touched and healed. It is also how God equips us for service. Believers, once mentally insensitive to the things of God, are freed to share the hope of Jesus Christ.

Your life is a living testimony of the healing power of God. Ask Him to show you how you can share His victorious truth with someone today.

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