We hear very little in our day about the doctrine of laying on of hands. Although it is not as popular as some other topics, it does find a place among the principles of the doctrines of Christ. Our Lord in His earthly ministry gave it high rank in His practice.
Since this passage of the Holy Writ records only six of these principles, and laying on of hands is one of them, we should investigate it carefully. Jesus taught many wonderful truths, each being of vital importance. But this topic is so important that it is part of the foundation (Hebrews 6:1). We must dig deep and build on Christ, the Rock, in order to have a secure Christian life. Foundation work goes slowly and does not make a fast showing, so we are inclined to rush on to other things we consider to be of finer quality; but if we do, we suffer and regret our decision in the end.