Today is June 24, 2019

Verse of the Day — John 14:3

. . . I will come again . . .


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Jesus is coming back to the earth!


MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY

Jesus IS coming back to reign as King on the Earth—and we will have the privilege of reigning with Him!

. . . they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years. —Revelation 20:6

Looking forward to His return as King of Kings is an incredibly exciting thought. The Bible says He will stand again on the Mount of Olives.

In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives . . . —Zechariah 14:4

It’s encouraging to know that, at some time in the future, every stand we took for Christ, every tear we shed, and every difficult endurance will eventually be revealed as an eternal investment.

. . . God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus. —Romans 2:16


QUESTION FOR THE DAY

Dear Compass,

I’m at my wits’ end over this. My husband will not take yearly physicals. He gets regular exercise but is still somewhat overweight. He has a family history of high blood pressure and cholesterol. If I lovingly suggest for him to have a physical, he says it would be a waste of time because even if a problem is found he would not have any type of surgery or invasive procedure. He won’t even take prescription medication. We are both in our late forties and this is becoming a real concern to me. Any suggestions?


ANSWER:

Your husband has an un-Biblical attitude toward medicine. If he won’t go to a doctor, then he is either distrustful of doctors, indifferent to his family’s future needs, or possibly worried about a potentially fatal diagnosis. This raises the distinct possibility that your husband, for whatever reason, has some deep insecurity.

Pray that God would allow you an opportunity to lovingly share the following biblical concepts and verses.

The Bible is not anti-doctor. Luke was a physician (Luke, the beloved physician, sends you his greetings . . . —Colossians 4:14). And Jesus confirmed that if you are sick, a physician may be of help.

. . . It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. —Matthew 9:12

We are instructed to make others more important than ourselves.

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit . . . regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. —Philippians 2:3-4

We are instructed to keep our bodies healthy:

Do you not know that you are a temple of God . . . if any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are. —1 Corinthians 3:16-17

We are instructed to make provision for our family a major concern (if you are sick or dead, you can’t provide spiritual or physical needs).

If anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. —1 Timothy 5:8

We are instructed not to worry about what God allows in our life because He is in control and “causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called . . .” (Romans 8:28).

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