“…but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” – John 4:14
The Doctor’s Visit:
Suppose I had an ailment that could only be cured by going to the doctor on a regular basis. Now, suppose after my very first visit (which was fantastic and successful) I believed myself cured and instead of taking the doctor’s advice, I left and never came back…how foolish would I be? I felt great for a short time, but soon enough, my symptoms returned and I was right back where I began. You might say that I should have taken the doctor’s advice, and followed through with my treatment plan. You might also say, that I was stubborn and foolish.
The RX Application:
This is how Holiness should be to a Christ-follower!
God has prescribed to us the perfect example by which we should live – His Son Jesus Christ.
But you see, I don’t believe that Salvation is the end of this spiritual journey, instead it is only the beginning! Once we accept Christ in our lives and believe He saved and redeemed us from sin and death, we are essentially at the very first appointment at the doctor’s office! We still struggle. We still need help. We can still fall into temptation!
Christ’s prescription to us? A daily/moment by moment conversation with Him. The more we visit with Him, the more we begin to reflect who He is in our lives. Our goal (and the simple definition of Holiness) is to become like Him in every way day by day – by taking His prescription for life! Without it, we will be like the patient (me…) leaving the doctor’s office the very first time and not following his treatment plan!
Salvation is just the first dose and Holiness is the cure!
Something more to ponder today!