God’s Medicine Bottle

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“My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh”   Proverbs 4:20–22  KJV.

For many years I have known those three verses from the fourth chapter of Proverbs as “God’s medicine bottle.”  God declares that if we will rightly receive His words and His sayings, they will be life to us and health to all our flesh.  The marginal translation for the word that is translated “health” is “medicine.”  That’s why I say it’s “God’s medicine bottle.”

And God says His medicine will provide us with health in all our flesh.  In every area of our physical body it will provide health, but remember, the directions are on the bottle.  The medicine only works if you take it according to the directions.  There are four directions.

First, attend to God’s word.
Second, incline or bow down your ear and listen to His sayings.
Third, let them not depart from your eyes, keep them before your eyes continually.
And fourth, let them settle and abide in the midst of your heart.

If you take the Word of God according to those fourfold directions, you will find, as I did many years ago, that God’s medicine bottle produces just the results that He claims.  It brings life and health to all our flesh.  I found that after a year on end in a hospital when doctors couldn’t heal me, God’s medicine did the job.


—Derek Prince

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  1. New King James Version (NKJV)

    Praise for the Lord’s Mercies

    A Psalm of David.

    103 Bless the Lord, O my soul;
    And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
    2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    And forget not all His benefits:
    3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
    Who heals all your diseases,
    4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
    Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
    5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
    So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.