Today's Foundations Devotional: Do not let God’s Word depart from your eyes

The third direction on God’s medicine bottle is “do not let them depart from your eyes,” with the word them referring to God’s words and sayings. The late evangelist Smith Wigglesworth once said, “The trouble with many Christians is that they have a spiritual squint: with one eye they are looking at the promises of the Lord, and with the other eye they are looking in some other direction.”

In order to receive the benefits of physical healing promised in God’s Word, it is necessary to keep both eyes fixed unwaveringly on the Lord’s promises. One mistake many Christians make is to look away from God’s promises to the case of some other Christian who has failed to receive healing. As they do this, their own faith wavers, and they, too, fail to receive healing.

He who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways (James 1:6-8).

A helpful verse to remember in such a situation is this one:

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law (Deut. 29:29).

The reason why some Christians fail to receive healing remains a secret, known only to God and not revealed to man. We do not need to be concerned with such secrets as this. Rather we need to concern ourselves with those things which are revealed: the clear statements and promises of God given to us in His Word. The things thus revealed in God’s Word belong to us and to our children forever; they are our heritage as believers; they are our inalienable right. And they belong to us “that we may do them”; that is, that we may act upon them in faith. When we do, we prove them true in our experience.

Lord, please help me to immerse myself in every way, through seeing, hearing and with my whole heart and mind, with Your wonderful, healing Word. Thank You for the wonderful, revitalizing power that is in Your Word. Please help me to not only be a recipient, but also a dispenser of the healing power of Your Word! Amen.


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