Friday, August 26, 2016

“Are You Taking Your Medicine?”

When it comes to taking medicine, things are a little different today than they were a few years ago. With all the incredible new drugs which are being developed, most people can’t wait to pop a pill in the hope that it’s going to miraculously make all their health problems go away. But it wasn’t always like that. In the past, most had a certain distrust of medication and the common thinking was that as soon as a person started feeling better, they stopped taking their medicine because they thought they didn’t need it anymore. Of course, that wasn’t the case, but that was the mindset with the result being they would have a relapse and have to go back to the doctor. And, as you would guess, the first words out of the doc’s mouth were, “Are you taking your medicine?” To which people would respond after a forced cough and a sheepish look on their face with the admission, “No, doctor, I stopped when I started feeling better.”

Fortunately, most understand the importance of continuing to take medication until the health professional prescribes otherwise, but that is not the case when it comes to our Bible reading. In the midst of a dark time in life, we become regular Bible readers as we look for answers and strength to get through tough times. But when the sun comes out and the rain of problems dissipates, so does our Bible reading. As we might guess would happen, often the troubles come right back.

This weekend we’ll be studying the longest chapter in the entire Bible – Psalm 119. Check it out for yourself; it’s all of 176 verses! While we won’t need to read every verse of the Psalm to understand what it is saying, it is absolutely essential to get the main point, which is: the Bible is our greatest treasure through the journey of life. Have you stopped taking your “spiritual medicine” lately because you don’t really think it is necessary? Join us for one of our services. Now is the time to build up resistance to fight through the next temptation, test or trial.

Saturday night worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning worship: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.