Jeremiah 17:14 – Verse of the Day 9/26/14
We usually do not associate healing with salvation. It would be a little unusual to head down to your local hospital and ask the doctors to save you. Their response would probably be to set you up with a psychiatrist.
Yet this verse closely connects healing and salvation in an entirely different way. For Jeremiah, true and eternal healing, the healing that we really need, is the same thing as salvation. He uses the terms interchangeably because he knows the true consequences for his sin and therefore the wonderful nature of the remedy. This awareness leads him to praise God for what He as done.
Spend a few moments reflecting on the fact that God promises not only to heal us, but to save us for all eternity. Praise God for what he has done for us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Ask God to help you remember how much He has given you go about your life from day to day.