Cleaning out files has some funny benefits, like finding old notes I wrote to myself:
Defining ‘healing’ in the Bible
Prerogative of God:
There the LORD made for them a statute and a rule, and there he tested them, saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, your healer.” Exodus 15:25-26
“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.” Deuteronomy 32:39
And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. Matthew 9:35
Unlike some of the articles I’ve tossed about disability and the Bible or the church (along with being puzzled at myself for keeping them), those truths from God’s word have not grown stale!
So I’m not sure what I was thinking about eight years ago when I put that list together, but it still has value to me today.