“Continuing Proverb 2:6-15” Slow Down and Ponder His Wisdom
God calls us to meditate on His truth. Quick glances do not bring out the depth and breadth of His Word any more than jogging through an art museum. In a fast-paced world, we must force ourselves to slow down and ponder His wisdom.
At Sanctuary, we look to our Heavenly Father each morning for such treasured wisdom. We strive to walk uprightly in caring for our patients and are thankful for the wisdom He imparts for our patient’s blessing. We are trusting that such a daily practice means He will guard our paths when trials and challenges come. So many forces in society and the broader medical world could threaten a truth based medical clinic. We need His protection.
The “pleasant” entry of knowledge into our soul contrasts with the recent description of doctor burnout in a NY Times article. The author describes how the business of medicine drives physicians, who it views as generally driven towards compassionate care of patients, into burnout. I would add to their descriptive view of contemporary medicine a deeper spiritual view. The business world of medicine and its supposed compassion laden doctors both forgo the benefits of God’s wisdom. One pursues worldly success through worldly means. The other pursues a humanistic ideal through human effort.
A Christian physician who pursues wise medical practice must seek first the Great physician. Then the promises of Proverbs 2:6-15 will bear sustainable fruit rather than burnout. They will “understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path. Discretion and understanding will protect them. They will be delivered from evil ways and evil men. Their hearts will be filled with wisdom and again, knowledge will be pleasant to their soul.
God is growing us in wisdom as we start each day seeking Him.
Sanctuary Functional Medicine, under the direction of Dr Eric Potter, IFMCP MD, provides functional medicine services to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and beyond. We frequently treat patients from Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, and more... offering the hope of healthier more abundant lives to those with chronic illness.