In the last two years, I’ve made more trips to doctor’s offices and hospitals than I have all my years prior. While sitting in waiting rooms, I usually observe the other people who also have come to be examined, treated, tested, etc. Some look as if nothing is wrong (perhaps there isn’t), while others are hobbling, coughing, wincing in pain, breathing with difficulty, etc. It is marvelous how the Lord has made our bodies to let us know when something is wrong.
Even though we rarely consider it from this perspective, God has also made our soul (spirit, heart) to function the same way. Considering our text, we would observe first that if we are involved in deeds of the flesh, something is wrong. Our soul is “sin sick.”
When you are having impure thoughts, something is wrong. When you are screaming obscenities at someone, something is wrong. When you are constantly arguing with your spouse, something is wrong. When every little disagreement sets off a loud torrent of yelling something is wrong. When you are “green” with envy over another’s blessing, something is wrong. It means the flesh is in control of your actions.
On the other hand, when we are not exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit, something is wrong. We are not being led by the Spirit of God. Our soul is “sin sick.”
When we are not showing love in our lives but selfishness, something is wrong. When we do not have the joy of the Lord but a continual dismal outlook, something is wrong. When we are not at peace but constantly on edge, something is wrong. When we are impatient and snap at anything and everybody, or when we are being unkind and hurting others, something is wrong. When we are being unfaithful and not keeping our word to God and to others, something is wrong. When you have lost your self-control and something or someone else is controlling you, something is wrong.
When we detect that something is wrong, we need to come to the Great Physician for healing. If you delay, it could be fatal.