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Sand Mountain Sermonette 9

Isaiah 53:6, Romans 5:8

Sand Mountain Sermonette 9

God’s Rx for Man’s Sin

Although I now receive my monthly prescription via of a parcel delivery company, I still remember sitting down at what is now one of those classic tables with grandfather Mabrey and enjoying a delicious hot fudge sundae at the old home-owned and operated “Davis Drug Store” in downtown Albertville, Alabama when I was a kid in the 60’s. I still remember the smell of medicine mixed with sweet treats, the soda fountain, and the medicine dispensary counter.

One of the most enjoyable times I had at Davis Drugs was when the owner, Mr. Davis, (of course) would walk over and chat and laugh with my grandfather. The one thing I am sure of is this: I grew up knowing good things like the wonderful relationship I enjoyed with my grandfather, came out of the drug store.

Our world today is broken and eruptive for there is a great sickness prevalent in the heart of man; a sickness that manifests itself in the prejudice, injustice, racial tension, rioting, violence, lootings, burnings, and wars we are witnessing today. The Bible clearly and lovingly identifies this disease as “sin” and we are all infected and affected by this disease of the heart, mind, and will that occurred when man sinned against God in the Garden of Eden.

But God has not “a” remedy but “the” remedy for man’s disease of the soul and that is the transformation of the heart. One person has said, “Isaiah 53:6, is the most vivid and vibrant picture of our Lord Jesus Christ found in the Old Testament.” This Scripture reads, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him (Jesus upon the cross) the iniquity of us all.” Also explore Romans 5:8.

Pastor Louie