The word is near you

Re: Verse reading–Romans 10:8-15; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 (day seven) 
“Was blind but now I see”–John Newton.  I have been blind before.  Right in front of my face.  Didn’t see it. Sometimes for years. Blind to what I had, to my duties, to God’s mercy.  Skimming over Bible verses, thinking I knew what they meant, only to discover later that I was a complete stranger to the experience being described.  In this blinded condition, it was easy, when I needed something, to assume that I needed something new.  (I had, after all, already mastered the old material.) In Romans 10, Paul is working with the Jewish nation.  He says to them (quoting Moses who noticed the same tendency years before)  ” ‘The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart’, it is the word of faith that we are preaching!” (Romans 10:8)  Maybe “new” is not what we need.  Maybe the real need is new eyes to see the truth we already have!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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