Sight for the blind

2 Corinthians 4:3-6 “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

If you are a believer, have you ever wondered why everyone else doesn’t believe?  For those who have put their faith in Christ, the truth of God and His Word seems so obvious.  Why doesn’t everyone see this?  However, we forget that every person who does believe at one time did not.  The Bible tells us that we all come into this world in darkness, spiritually blind.  It says, “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned” (I Corinthians 2:14).   It is only when God removes that veil from our eyes that we can see Him and His Truth. 

The Bible also tells us that in addition to our natural spiritual blindness, the enemy or our souls has the power to blind minds to God’s truth. He does this by lies, many of them.  His lies pervade the media.  His lies pervade science.  His lies pervade religions, politics, society, and education. His lies are everywhere – for “he is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44).”  His lies are whispered in our ears – often with the help of our friends, and sometimes without their help. 

So, is there any remedy?  The Scripture above tells us about the “light of the gospel” which can “shine in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”  The Bible elsewhere tells us that “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5).  So, what would you rather have influence your thinking, your decisions, and your actions – the lies of the father of lies, or the Truth of Jesus and His Word. If you want the latter, peer into the Scriptures and meditate on them for they, alone, are the “high beams” of Truth.

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