October 16: Matthew 9-10
27 And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” 28 When he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” 29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, “See that no one knows about it.” 31 But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.
Are You Blind?
As I was thinking through the Scripture shown above, a thought occurred to me; the two blind men knew they were blind. Now I know that is not exactly profound, but think about it for a moment. Also, not only did the blind men know they were blind, but, they knew who could help them.
I can picture them persistently following the Lord Jesus through all the difficulties that entailed. After all, they could not see Him! Even though they could not see Him, they heard his voice and continued toward that sound until they reached Him. It was not an easy task, but they would follow that sound for the rest of their lives, if necessary, because there was no other way they could possibly receive their sight.
Do all the blind know that they are blind? That is really the correct question to ask. The Pharisees were blind, too; but, they did not know that they were blind!
It is just the same in our day; people walk about in a blind stupor; but, they do not know that they are blind! All are conceived in sin, and are spiritually blind. Is there anything they can do in, and of, themselves to recover their sight? Are those who are able to see, better than those who remain blind? Are they more intelligent, more gifted, better looking, or more eloquent? In other words, are some more "savable" than others? No!
We know nothing of these blind men except that they were blind. The only requirement for salvation in Christ is to be blind! When Christ reveals our blindness, we come to despise ourselves and seek this One who can, alone, give us eyes to see. The amazing thing, though, is that most people refuse to believe that they are blind. They prefer to walk about in their blindness believing that it is the only means for complete freedom.
Are you blind? Yes, all are blind. Which category are you in? Do you know you are blind and therefor, seek the only remedy available to man for salvation, or do you continue in your blindness in total denial? Think about that as you go through the activities of this day.
God Bless You,
All Scriptures are from the English Standard Version of the Bible.