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December 8, 2015 | Daily Devotionals | December 8, 2015

Blind to Clear Vision

“For as he thinks (sees) within himself, so he is” Proverbs 23:7

Jesus called himself a physician, and He loved to restore sight to the blind. Sometimes the patient was literally blind, like the man born blind whom Jesus healed physically.  Mud made from some nearby dirt and the saliva of Jesus took the place of stem cells, but the results were much better.

For Jesus, the end game of the whole episode was not physical healing but spiritual insight.  Jesus healed the man so that in the end he could see Jesus and be spiritually healed through the revelation of God before him:  “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you” (John 9:37).

The purpose of the revelation is integration and application, as in “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” (Verse 35). Without a decision regarding the new revelation of God, the whole encounter really would be a loss for the man.  Jesus served Himself up on a silver platter, and the result was salvation:  “Then the man said, ‘Look, I believe,’ and he worshiped him” (Verse 38).

The purpose of seeing as a believer goes like this: Our perceptions of reality meet God’s revelations of reality — God’s revelations meet our disposition (humility or pride) — Our disposition produces a decision (accept or reject) — An integration of revelation (acceptance) leads to connection, salvation, and transformation with God — the rejection of revelation leads to loss of connection, separation, and stagnation with God.

You already have God’s insight on the matter, all you have to do is Google God through the Holy Spirit. Stay in touch with your maker in every situation.

Father, thanks for opening my eyes to your pure love.

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