Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Eyes of Our Understanding

I can imagine few sadder sights than an entire family, parents and children, all blind, a home where the flowers have no beauty, the night has no stars, the morning no blushing dawn, and the azure sky no glorious sun.  A home where they have never looked on each other's faces; but a blind father sits by the dull fire with a blind boy on his knee and the sightless mother nurses at her bosom, a sightless babe that never gladdened her with its happy smile.

How would such a spectacle touch the most callous feelings, and move to pity even a heart of stone!  But a greater calamity is ours. By nature, the eyes of our understanding are darkened!

[Thomas Guthrie]


2 Corinthians 4:4 ... In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Ephesians 4:18 ... Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Isaiah 42:7 ...  To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Ephesians 1:18 ... The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,❤