And Jesus answering said to them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
The grand design of Christ's mission into the world was that He might be the Physician of souls — that He might heal those who were subject to the disease of sin, and restore them to spiritual health, life, and happiness.
I. OUR LORD WAS DIVINELY AUTHORIZED AND APPOINTED TO THIS IMPORTANT OFFICE.
II. CHRIST, AS THE GREAT PHYSICIAN OF SOULS, HAS PROVIDED A REMEDY OF TRANSCENDENT EFFICACY.
III. OUR HEAVENLY PHYSICIAN IS POSSESSED OF INFINITE SKILL. His understanding is infinite. He perfectly knoweth our frame. He knows all the distempers of our minds, with all their diversified forms and symptoms.
IV. THE PHYSICIAN OF SOULS IS POSSESSED OF INFINITE POWER AND COMPASSION. If with one hand He extends to us a bitter potion, with the other He upholds, strengthens, comforts us.
V. HE IS GENEROUS AND DISINTERESTED. He seeks not ours, but us. His sole object is to do us good.
VI. HE IS ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE. NO disadvantage of place or condition can exclude from His aid. Nor is there a single individual who may not, on every occasion, obtain from Him the healing that he needs.
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.