“In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” – Judges 21:25
Everywhere you look you see people who are spiritually blind, doing whatever seems right in their own eyes. What a terrible, terrifying existence! They stumble around, making whatever choice seems right at the time, with only their sinful passions and pleasures to guide them. As a result, they are hopeless slaves to sin. Marriages are destroyed, men and women are slaves of sexual sin, children are abused, work becomes a god, and true joy is completely foreign.
Do you remember what it was like to be trapped in this black existence? Do you remember what it was like before Christ invaded your life with His glorious light? Do you remember the sinking feeling of realizing that you were hopelessly trapped in sin? We had no hope of seeing the truth, no hope of ever finding God, of ever clawing our way out of the pit which held us.
What a kind God we serve. He saw us in our utter misery and felt deep compassion for us. He stepped down, wiped away the sinful muck the clung to us, and opened our eyes to see His glorious face. Aren’t you glad God saved you? Doesn’t it fill you with joy to know the Savior? Once you were blind, now you see.
As you meditate on these truths, let your heart be filled with gratefulness to God, and let your soul be stirred to share the gospel with others. Your friends and coworkers are blind, just like you were. Introduce them to Jesus, the miracle maker.