Norman G. Frost (1917 - 2000) - Christian's First Aid Kit

I once saw a road sign that read "First Aid Kit," at the end of a long winding road - it was posted at a person's front gate. It is good to have a First Aid Kit of something to take with us, both for ourselves and for others, for any emergency that may arise.

Jesus said:

Matthew 5:24, "First be reconciled to your brother..."

Matthew 6:33 "Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven..."

Matthew 7:5 "First cast the beam out of thine own eye... "

Jesus presented himself as the Great Physician, and proved over and over again He had power to deal with all manner of sickness and disease, and He gave His disciples power to be healers and helpers in the spiritual way for His Kingdom's sake. It is good if we can have a "First Aid Kit" with us too. The Book of Proverbs is likened to a Chemist's shop. It contains many shelves full of medicines, cures, tonics etc. The Lord's Workers are perhaps like the shop assistants in His great chemist shop, and Jesus still in charge - the great Physician. Here are a few things we could have in our First Aid Kit:

1. Medicine of Mercy:  Proverbs 11:17, Proverbs 16:17 - a mixture of faithfulness and kindness. A family size bottle is advisable.

2. Balm of Friendship:  Proverbs 17:17-23 - a mixture of love, trust and confidence. It moves mountains, reduces distance and lessens the load.

3. Oil of Joy:  Proverbs 17:22, Proverbs 21: 10, 15, 23 - a lovely fragrance - a mixture of contentment, peace and happiness. A sure germ killer -  kills unrest and discomfort. There is a joy in loving and giving.

4. Ointment of Understanding:  Proverbs 10:13, Proverbs 15:23 -a mixture of humility, experience and love. Apply it and let it work (Don't rub it in).

5. Tincture of Tenderness:  Proverbs 21:13, Proverbs 29:9 - Essence of thoughtfulness and affection. It softens old hardness and calluses and covers old scars - to be applied with care.

6. Powder of Pleasantness:  Proverbs 12:25, Proverbs 15: 13 - Mixture of meditation, peace and free spirit. Refreshing - dispels all unpleasantness and soothes all irritations.

7. Pills of Truth:  Proverbs 12: 17, Proverbs 22: 11 - As prescribed by the Great Physician. Some being bitter to the taste and others hard to swallow, are coated with grace. Beware of imitations.

8. Plaster of Fellow Feeling:  Proverbs 13:17 Loyalty is the best brand. It sticks well and stretches to cover sore points here and there.

9. Bandages of Love:  Proverbs 10: 12, Proverbs 17:9 - Cover all wounds until they heal and keep germs out. Use liberally.

10. Needles of Loving-Kindness:  Proverbs 27:6 - Use only in an emergency. Draws deep cuts together, closes wounds so that the smallest scar is left. Best brand is “Small I."

11. Faith, Hope, and Charity:  will twist into the best three-fold cord and will hold well.

All wounds heal if kept clean.

God has no imitation medicines and employs no quacks.

His drug store has everything we will need.

There are no bargain counters - we all pay the same price.