Voluntary Blindness

Voluntary Blindness March 14, 2021

There are those who are born unable to see from birth. There are others who fall victim to blindness later in life. Thirdly, there are those who voluntarily give up their “sight.” The Bible contains many passages of scripture concerning “seeing.”

The Bible states in Matthew 13:13-17,

13Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14 And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says:

“Hearing you will hear and shall not understand And seeing you will see and not perceive; 15For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.”16But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; 17for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

Jesus understood that there were those who had physical ears and eyes but were unable to see and hear the spiritual lessons He was teaching during his time on earth.

How many people are living today with the same refusal to see with their spiritual eyes. Jesus mentioned in the above scripture that some people make the choice to close their ears and eyes to the truth of the scripture. Jesus said if they made the decision to heed the scripture and look inward, He would be able to heal them in their broken places. In essence, we deny God the opportunity to heal us when we shut Him out of the equation.

Voluntary blindness is curable when we make the decision to come clean with ourselves and God!

This is Leslie Eaddy Brooks, Think About It

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