Daily Reflections: A Daily Digital Devotional

Spiritual Chemotherapy

January 18, 2023 Kelly Needham

“My word that comes from my mouth will not return to me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.” —Isaiah 55:11

Imagine you have cancer and doctors suggest it can be cured through regular chemotherapy treatments. You begin your treatment, but you don’t feel different after the first one. Or the second. Or even the third. So why keep going? Just because you don’t feel anything doesn’t mean it’s not working. Over time, it will slowly kill the sickness in you.

This is what a steady intake of God’s Word is like. When read as an act of faith, it slowly cures our pride, selfishness, hypocrisy, and apathy. Reading the Word of God is often enjoyable. But other times you will close your Bible feeling the same as when you sat down. This doesn’t mean your time wasn’t effective! Every time the Word enters our mind, it’s accomplishing something.

A regular, steady, and substantial diet of the Word of God kills the pride in our hearts that leads to all other sin. Be committed no matter how you feel.

Make it Personal

How has reading God’s Word over time helped to “kill sin” in your life?