A woman went to the doctor’s office. She was seen by one of the new doctors, but after about four minutes in the examination room, she burst out, screaming as she ran down the hall. An older doctor stopped and asked her what the problem was, and she explained. He had her sit down and relax in another room.
The older doctor marched back to the first and demanded, “What’s the matter with you? Mrs. Terry is 63 years old, she has four grown children and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?”
The new doctor smiled smugly as he continued to write on his clipboard.
“Cured her hiccups, though, didn’t I?”
That’s the mistake a lot of us make. We treat the wrong disease. For example, when it comes to the sin disease, we focus on good works, water baptism, and following the Ten Commands. All of that makes us better, but none of it makes us well.
We are saved by grace and by grace alone. No other “cure” will do.