Apply the Good Report

With my positive Covid diagnosis back in January, the examining doctor at an urgent care facility said he heard a heart murmur that I might want to check out. At the time, I had not chosen a local general practitioner, so upon the recommendation of a friend I chose a local heart clinic to be examined. I related the finding to the doctor there, so they put me through several of the heart examining procedures spread out over a period of days. It is interesting how the medical profession can “see” inside your body through the modern technology. Anyway, in due time the results came back and I told my wife that according to these results, unless something really drastic happens, she’s going to have to put up with me for a long time. I did learn, too, that there are different kinds of heart murmurs, some which just happen temporarily and are not a threatening factor, but they should all be checked out. So, in that area of life at this time I have a clean bill of health. When we go to a doctor and we hear a good report, it brings peace of mind, a sort of joyful tranquility.

The Word says in Proverbs 15:30 that a good report makes the blood making bones “fat”. The word “fat” carries the meaning in the Hebrew to anoint, be satisfied and to remove the ashes. The power of a good report can bring an inward refreshing to your mind and physical body. Today, we now know about the power of endorphins released in the body by different stimuli, so science is catching up with the real and living meanings and power of the Word of God. Good things happen in our body with a good report. It is good to feed our life good reports and there is no better good report on earth than the gospel, the “good news”, of what Jesus has accomplished for us. It is so much more important to feed our body a good report if we are dealing with the mountain of a chronic physical, mental, or spiritual condition. Jesus told us “Fear not little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). The provision is there in the Word. We choose to learn of those provisions and actively apply that Word to our life, or we just don’t. We can confess and thank God for “…he was wounded for our transgressions…with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5), or we can just stare at it and reason it away. All we will lose is our human pride if we go God’s way, and we have everything to gain. We can enter a new found freedom if we will give ourselves to living in the good reports of the Word of God. This Easter, confess and apply the good report of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord over all, and be giving praises to God.