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BLINDED

2 Corinthians 4:4 “in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

JUST CAN’T SEE

Do you ever wonder why people you know just don’t understand the love of God?  They doubt His existence.  They ignore His Word.  Well, this verse tells us why.  The “god of this world” has closed their eyes to the things of the Lord.  That “god” does not want them to see the truth, and the only way he can prevent that is by blinding them.

Think about it.  If you were blindfolded where you could see absolutely nothing, how helpless would you be.  I recently saw a blind man in Uganda.  He was being led around by another man.  Where we were walking was riddled with steps, ditches and small walkways over those ditches.  Without his friend, he would have been hopelessly lost and probably hurt.

TEACHING MOMENT

Our children love to play blindfold games.  What a great way to teach them this verse.  Make an obstacle course in your house or on your lawn and have them walk through it without assistance.  Make sure they can’t see at all with those blindfolds and turn them loose.

After failing, take off the blindfold and have them walk it again.  They will probably say, “Mom, that’s silly.  Of course, I can walk it now.  I can see.”  Bingo!  Now give them this truth from God’s Word.

But let me ask you something.  How many days do you tie on the blindfold?  How many times do you try to maneuver through life without allowing the great Guide to guide you?  We think we can handle it on our own, but we can’t.  We need a guide.  We are blind and helpless without Him.

Will you open your eyes?  Will you trust the All Seeing One?  Will you tell the “god of this world” to take his blinders elsewhere?  You know the truth.  Now live it!

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