Tuesday, February 8, 2022

What Do You Think?

There are many things in the Bible that we do not understand. There are other things in the Bible that we think we understand. There are many things in the Bible that we cannot understand. But there are many things in the Bible that we do understand but simply choose to do nothing about.

So, what’s the problem?

If we want to know a person, we must spend time with that one. And more than anything else the Bible is about a Person. So, if we want to know that Person, we must spend time in the Bible. Now, there are two vital facts here. The Bible was given to us by men who God inspired to write it. Because it is God’s inspired Word, we need His Spirit to illuminate it for us. But we cannot expect Him to illuminate it for us unless we are willing to allow His Spirit to open our eyes to see Him as He is in His Word.

A child was born blind and spent years unable to see the world around him. Researchers finally found a way to restore his sight. Not knowing what the outcome would be, the surgeons were cautious not to give him too much hope. The day finally arrived when they were to remove his bandages. They led him to a window that overlooked a flower garden. When the bandages were removed, he stood in amazement and said, “Mom, why didn’t you tell me how beautiful the flowers are?”

“I tried,” she said, “but you have to see them for yourself.” So, it is with God. We must see Him for ourselves.

Prayer:  Help us, Father, to see You as You are - in all Your loveliness - as we find You in Your Word. Open our eyes to really see. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today:  I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:18

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