Have you ever bumped your toe, banged your knee, or walked into a wall? I’m not talking about pain that comes from being a walking phone-zombie, but rather from the blindness that comes about from walking in the dark. Walking without sight presents great challenges. Those with good eyesight only experience those challenges rarely. But those experiences provide great lessons for us. It should not surprise us that God uses the physical realities of blindness to teach far more important spiritual lessons.
Jesus healed the physically blind as proof that he could give sight to those who were spiritually blind (John 9:1-7). The blind receiving their sight was one of the signs demonstrating he was the Messiah (Luke 7:22).
Jesus is the light of the world (John 1:5-9; 8:12). He came to shine light into the darkness (John 12:46), so that we might see where we are going (John 12:35), and not stumble (John 11:10). Continue reading “The Value of vision”
Sin is pure evil and completely antithetical to God and goodness. It corrupted the world by birthing sin and putting Christ on the cross (Romans 5:6-12).
Throughout Scripture, darkness represents sin and light signifies righteousness (Isaiah 9:2; John 8:12; Acts 26:18).
“God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5, NKJV). Continue reading “Surprising benefits of spiritual darkness”
God provides choices, and we must choose carefully because our answer has eternal consequences. Continue reading The Word and the Way
Walking in the Light is the only choice… Continue reading Follow the Son
Satan will never leave us alone as long as we are committed to Christ. He will use whatever means at his disposal to pull as away from the Lord. He is the father of lies (John 8:44) and the master seducer (Genesis 3:1-8; Ephesians 6:11).
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12, NKJV).
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
In Proverbs, Solomon portrays Satan as a smooth talker. Understanding his battle plan will help us repel his attacks (James 4:7). By listening to God, we can construct a healthy environment where we can dwell with him and be safe from most of the dangers of this world (1 John 1:10). Continue reading “The great seducer”