What would be worse? To be physically blind, or to be blind to truth?
Have you ever pondered this question before? Until tonight, I hadn’t, but I feel urged to ponder it now so that we all might grow together in the knowledge, understanding and wisdom which brings us strength and is provided only by the Holy Spirit of Yahweh.
Certainly to lose one’s physical sight would not be a pleasant thing as there is much beauty in the world that Father and The Word created and it would most definitely make life more difficult in many ways. But in my opinion, it would be far worse to be blind to the truth, because to be blinded to the truth could mean the loss of your eternal life.
Blindness is mentioned frequently in the scriptures, and while sometimes it does refer to an actual physical state of being without sight, it also many times, if not most of the time, refers to lacking consciousness or awareness and to be lacking in the awareness of the truth, of reality, is to be blind to it.
Yet, in this very day and age we see so many who, whether they realize it or not, prefer being blind to truth over physical blindness and for the life of me I cannot tell you why. I wish that I did, because I am very interested in human nature and it would make it easier for me to understand - but perhaps it’s not for me to understand, as it is a matter of the heart and not human nature. Or perhaps they are intertwined. All I know is that blindness is rampant in these End Times, and people time and time again turn away from truth and in essence, blind themselves to reality.
Jeremiah 17:9 [The Deceitful Heart ] The heart is more deceitful than anything else and desperately sick - who can understand it?
And even as I write this and continue to ponder the topic of this article, I see Father Yahweh’s direction...
Mark 10:51 Then Jesus answered him, "What do you want Me to do for you?" "Rabbouni," the blind man told Him, "I want to see!"
“I want to see!” - this is the answer. One has to want to see in order to see, otherwise, one remains blind because physical blindness is of the eyes, but spiritual blindness is of the heart.
I’m certain that we all know or have friends, co-workers or loved one’s who are blind to truth. Those who have placed more faith and trust in the people and things of this world than in our heavenly Father. And it can be a very difficult thing because those who are blind would like for those who are in truth to be blinded too and follow them rather than what is in our hearts. This is a snare that we must be sure to be aware of because it takes strength to stand strong in our conviction for truth, so be on guard at all times.
Matthew 15:14 Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."
Our Savior, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life performed many miracles in regards to blindness and had this to say on the subject:
John 9:39 Jesus said, "I came into this world for judgment, in order that those who do not see will see and those who do see will become blind."
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed,
May we all continually pray that we remain in truth and that our hearts continue to see and that we are not blinded. May our eyes remain wide open and focused on Yahweh and Her son Christ Jesus, who came to give sight to the blind and who, through his death on the cross and via our belief in him as our Lord and Savior and a humble heart we might be saved.