How do you know you have a good doctor? It’s not just tied to his training. A good doctor applies that knowledge well. A good doctor knows what questions to ask, discerns what symptoms mean, and prescribes the right treatment. But we tend to value one more important thing in our medical doctors: they tell us what we need to know with compassion.
Hearing a medical diagnosis can be among the most anxious moments of our lives. Often, we’d rather just avoid hearing it altogether, yet we know a good doctor tactfully tells us what we may not want to hear but need to hear. A good doctor gently explains the problem and gives us the diagnosis so he can prescribe the cure.
Jesus is more than a good doctor; He’s the Great Physician. He sees what makes our hearts sick. And He provides the effective cure: Himself. With this study from Matthew 18, we’ll consider a debilitating ailment of the soul: unforgiveness. Unforgiveness robs us of the life we’re meant to live: a life of joy, peace, and love
for God and others.