Is it necessary to consult Doctor when sick ?

Holy Bible

Some people think and say that they don’t require to consult a Doctor when they are ill. Some people do not take medicines. According to them only with prayer they can get healed, no medicine is required. No doubt, prayer will heal and prayer is a must in life. But that doesn’t mean that you should not consult a Doctor when you are sick. God select and assign particular profession/job to a person. He has a plan to do so. Think about  you, you might had a vision or interest to become a Doctor. But unfortunately you could not get admission in medical, and now you are a teacher/engineer. That is God’s plan. He wants your service in that field.  Lord created the Doctor and he is a selected person by God to treat the sick. God given him the gift of healing. You might have heard many Doctors saying that only God can cure this person. That shows his trust in God. Many times miracles happen with his trust and prayerful treatment.

Let us see what the scripture says about Doctor in Sirach Chapter 38  Verses 1 to 8

1   Honor physicians for their services,
for the Lord created them;
2   for their gift of healing comes from the Most High,
and they are rewarded by the king.
3   The skill of physicians makes them distinguished,
and in the presence of the great they are admired.
4   The Lord created medicines out of the earth,
and the sensible will not despise them.
5   Was not water made sweet with a tree
in order that its power might be known?
6   And he gave skill to human beings
that he might be glorified in his marvelous works.
7   By them the physician heals and takes away pain;
8     the pharmacist makes a mixture from them.
God’s works will never be finished;
and from him health spreads over all the earth.

Again in Sirach Chapter 38  Verses 9 to 15 it is written what we should do when we are ill.

9    My child, when you are ill, do not delay,
but pray to the Lord, and he will heal you.
10  Give up your faults and direct your hands rightly,
and cleanse your heart from all sin.
11  Offer a sweet-smelling sacrifice, and a memorial portion of choice flour,
and pour oil on your offering, as much as you can afford.
12  Then give the physician his place, for the Lord created him;
do not let him leave you, for you need him.
13  There may come a time when recovery lies in the hands of physicians,
14     for they too pray to the Lord
that he grant them success in diagnosis
and in healing, for the sake of preserving life.
15   He who sins against his Maker,
will be defiant toward the physician.

It is written that pray to the Lord, cleanse your heart from all sin, give offering as much as you can afford, then give the physician his place.
In verses 13 and 14  it is clearly written ” [13] There may come a time when recovery lies in the hands of physicians, [14] for they too pray to the Lord that he grant them success in diagnosis and in healing, for the sake of preserving life.” It is true and you might have realised it many times in life.

We should pray for all Doctors and all other working in medical line. Many of them are working not just for money, they are doing service. Sometimes without food and proper rest they have to work to save human life.

 

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