Doctors and Medicine Come from God

“Honor a physician with the honor due unto him for the uses which ye may have of him: for the Lord hath created him. For of the most High cometh healing, and he shall receive honor of the king. The skill of the physician shall lift up his head: and in the sight of great men he shall be in admiration. The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them. Was not the water made sweet with wood, that the virtue thereof might be known? And he hath given men skill, that he might be honoured in his marvelous works.With such doth he heal men, and taketh away their pains. Of such doth the apothecary make a confection; and of his works there is no end; and from him is peace over all the earth. My son, in thy sickness be not negligent: but pray unto the Lord, and he will make thee whole. Leave off from sin, and order thine hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all wickedness. Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour; and make a fat offering, as not being. Then give place to the physician, for the Lord hath created him: let him not go from thee, for thou hast need of him. There is a time when in their hands there is good success. For they shall also pray unto the Lord, that he would prosper that which they give for ease and remedy to prolong life. He that sinneth before his Maker, let him fall into the hand of the physician.”
–  Ecclesiasticus (or The Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach)

Comments

  1. Yes, and a physician should be counted as one who honors the great Hippocrates, who we could consider the founder of naturopathic remedy. Many doctors today are mere quacks, eager to prescribe drugs that cause more long term harm than immediate good, rooting themselves in a system that pays well financially but not so much eternally.

  2. That’s true, in the sense that our market-based system favors remedies and treatments that are lucrative to implement. Take Vitamin C, for example– it has been used successfully in megadoses to treat various types of cancer. No money in that, though, and therefore research dollars don’t get allocated to it.

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