Eyes to see

RE Verse reading–Amos 7:7-17, 8:1-3 (day two)  “The Lord asked me, ‘What do you see Amos?’ ” (8:7)  No one is as blind as he who WILL NOT see.  Old proverb.  Very true.  Sight is sometimes as much a function of the WILL as the eye.  Often, we don’t see things because we don’t want to see them.  Things about ourselves or our nation may be too disturbing, too convicting.   The Lord’s question is a test.  When Amos answers honestly, the conversation continues with a deeper explanation.  It is as true for us as it was for Amos.  The Lord is always willing to give more light to those who will be honest with the light they have.  Part of Paul’s conversion was the conviction that he had not been honest, not been willing to see truth that was different than he wanted it to be. (Acts 9) “Lord, I want to see again”  said the man in Luke 18:41.  May his prayer be ours.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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