Would you get angry with a blind person for causing some kind of an accident?
I would hope not! We would have compassion, extend mercy and assure them that no harm was done and all would be well, right?
In the natural realm that is exactly how it would happen, so why do we treat the spiritually blind differently? Maybe you don’t…but I have found myself frustrated with behaviour found in non-believers and then realization dawned! “Oh yeah…the god of this world has blinded their eyes…”. and why would he (our defeated enemy) do such a thing?
“Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.”
2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT
That is why! He does not want people to ‘see’ (hear/understand) the good news because in the good news, the gospel, the very image of God is revealed! Well of course! How best to keep someone deceived except to blind them and tell them that their life is destined the way it is? Remember satan is a deceiver. That is his M.O. – method of operation!
So where do we come in?
We pray, we have compassion, we extend the mercy that was so freely extended to us and present the light of the glorious gospel! Pray for them because we were once there, lost, deceived, in a mess, and completely oblivious and then a ‘But God’ experience changed our lives. The light came on and we were no longer as blind men groping around in darkness, as the blind leading the blind …professing ourselves to be wise…
“so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.””
Matthew 15:14 NLT
The context of that scripture is a must read…
““Professing to be wise, they became fools,”
Romans 1:22 NKJV
Thank God for the light of the glorious gospel, the good news that turned our lives right side up and delivered us from darkness! And now, let us pray for the blind, and lovingly lead them to Love!
Have a blessed week!
Jesus is Lord!