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Shield Daily Devotional  

Day 182

We are continuing to look at the healing power of God. After the children of Israel had been miraculous delivered from the slavery of Egypt, God tells them in Exodus 15:26: "And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee." The Greek Septuagint, which was an ancient translation of the Old Testament used primarily by the first Christians, translates the word "healeth" as a verb participle in the present tense middle voice. This means that the action of healing is ongoing and continuing at the time of the writing.

The Family Bible Notes explains "healeth thee" as follows: "removes all plagues, sicknesses, and infirmities, such as those which they had witnessed in Egypt. These are always regarded in the holy Scriptures as chastisements for sin. See De 28:59,61. The outward healing of the body is a symbol of the more glorious healing and sanctifying of the soul by God's grace." When God heals it is a testimony to His grace, mercy and power. He has all authority over sickness and disease. When He demonstrates that power, it is incumbent on His followers to testify or proclaim that power.

Today, proclaim the power of God over sickness and disease. Healing is to glorify God and not man. Although we benefit from healing, never forget that healing is about His provision (i.e. blood), His love (in shedding the blood) and His compassion for us. He is worthy to be praised, so live today as an instrument of praise for your God.
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