Spiritual Sight Required
February 9, 2022

Thought For Today: “Spiritual Sight Required”

We’re often exhorted to open up our ears to hear what the Holy Spirit is speaking to the church. Jesus in several of His letters to the church in Revelation said, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 2:7, 29)

But while we’re opening ourselves to hear what the Lord is saying to us, we also need to be opening ourselves up to see what the Lord is doing.

Jesus knew the value of both. He talked about speaking whatever He heard the Father saying and doing whatever He saw the Father doing (John 12:49, 5:19).

And since Jesus is our example by which we follow, we need to ask the Lord not only to speak to us, but to show us what He’s up to.

This is seen quite vividly in Elisha’s request for the Lord to open the eyes of His servant.

Elisha’s servant was afraid because the Syrian army had surrounded them. And so, Elisha said, “‘Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ And Elisha prayed, and said, ‘Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’” (2 Kings 6:16-17)

And then God opened the servant’s eyes, and he saw the mountains full of horses and chariots of fire, sufficient enough to handle any earthly army.

We need to ask God to not only open our ears to hear, but to open our eyes and give us spiritual sight so we can see that the Lord is greater than all that is arrayed against us. We need to see our difficulties in light of God’s greatness.

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