2 Peter 1:3 – According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Do you prize clear, sharp, accurate vision? I certainly do, and for so many arenas of life-activities. I am deeply appreciative for having been able to see the things I’ve seen – sites in nations of the world, the people I have seen, the events I have enjoyed and the many in which I have been able to participate. I am especially thankful for the joys I have beheld; my bride coming down the aisle, my sons at birth, and the joy of seeing the hand of God do so many marvelous works in ministry to people. For all these sights I am deeply grateful. But even many blind people have amazing perceptive abilities. However, I truly believe there are certain experiences in their life they would gladly have missed for the ability to see clearly.
God has given you five physical senses. Among them is sight. As a general rule, it is believed that the vast majority of sensory input and knowledge uptake that comes into our lives comes through sight. Sight is so very important. We know that we can be deceived by what we see, so seeing accurately and clearly should be highly valued.
Our world is filled to overflowing with deception, destruction, and distraction. The deception flows from liars all about us. The destruction flows from the will of the deceived. The distraction arises from all the scenes being played in full emotional frenzy before our eyes. And then factor into all that the powerful catalyst of the lust of the eyes; men desiring what others have, and more, while possessing no true ability to use it for any kind of true good. Such greed leads to stealing, plunder, spiteful destruction, and the slaying of the innocent.
I pray to God that He will grant His people eyes to see clearly what He is doing, and to recognize the true signs of the time. I beseech you, almighty Father, give your people eyes to see that the glitter of this world is nothing more than store-bought plastic and foil that is without value; fake gold. But may they clearly recognize the true gold of the kingdom of God that has been purchased by the blood of Jesus, and is to be used in the power of Holy Spirit through faith. May Your church clearly see your call for it to be glorious, without spot, wrinkle, or blemish.
Manna for Today – 2 Peter 1:1-12; Philippians 4:9; Matthew 6:25-34; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 11:6; Psalm 34:8; Hebrews 2:9