“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:” Ephesians 4:18Text — Ephesians 4:17-22
You have heard of or seen a blind person before. Blindness affects the eyes; it is a sad thing to be blind. Google tells us that 2.2 billion people globally have partial blindness or no sight. There are five main causes of blindness, with the most common being cataract, affecting 65 million people including children. It is strange to learn that blindness does not only affect the eyes. Our key verse tells us of people who have blind hearts. A blind heart is more terrible sickness than having a blind eye. A friend of Jesus will go to heaven though he/she may be blind in his/her eyes, but a child who has a blind heart cannot live with Jesus in heaven. A blind heart is a heart darkened with sinful thoughts, having no understanding of God’s righteous ways, is disobedient and separated from God and ignorant of the way of salvation through Christ.
Jesus alone has power to heal both physical and spiritual blindness. Repent from every sinful thought and unrighteous conduct. Ask God to forgive you and also wash your heart clean with the blood of Jesus. Pray and invite Jesus to shine His light of righteousness into your heart and you will now see and walk in the path that leads to eternal life in heaven.
Prayer for today
Lord Jesus, take away the darkness of sin from my heart and help me to walk in the right path.