Acts chapter 3 records how the Apostle Peter (the Rock) heals a man who had been born crippled.  Peter says to the man “in the name of Jesus” walk!  There is still only one name that can bring “healing” to folks today.  People are spiritually sick and need the Great Physician.  We pass them every-day when we go about our daily business.  We greet them every-day and say “How’s it going?”  Do we see them as sick people in need of the “healing” of Jesus? 

The Bible makes it clear that every person has the sickness of sin.  Jesus taught that all folks are basically evil (see Luke 11:13; John 3:19).  The need for Spiritual healing is the greatest need unsaved folks have today.  We as believers cannot ourselves heal them, but we can speak the Name that can!  Unless unbelievers hear the name of Jesus and what He has done for them, they cannot be saved.  Again, do we see them as sick people in need of the healing of Jesus?

What happens to an unsaved person the moment you talk about Jesus with them and they put their faith in Him?  Their crippled legs are immediately made to walk!  They are instantly saved and can now begin a new life of walking by faith in Jesus!  Love demands that we are not silent; love demands that we speak up when we see a crippled person needing to walk.  Again, do we see them as sick people in need of the healing of Jesus?

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Proverbs 16:16-17 - “How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver. The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.”

The pursuit of wisdom is a theme that comes up over and over in the context of student ministry. As I walk alongside students, there is the constant question of where to find wisdom. There are so many voices yelling at our young people – from marketing companies, to social media, to friends and family with a non-biblical worldview and approach to life.  So much that is peddled to our students as wisdom, as good as it may sound, is not actually wisdom at all.  

Wisdom is found in the Word of God with God’s presence. If we teach our young people to turn to God’s Word in adversity, then we can be assured that God will preserve their life (vs 17). The word translated life in verse 17 refers to a person’s soul. It is the same word used in Psalm 23:3 - “He restores my soul”.  God is the Fount of Wisdom and the keeper of our souls!

Praise God that His presence offers more to us than gold, but abundant life everlasting!

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