Re:Verse passage – Mark 1:21-35 (day four)
The demons recognized Jesus…they knew exactly who He was. They recognized His identity and His authority. Contrast that recognition with the religious leaders. They had been looking for the Messiah for generations. They had built up a picture in their minds of who the Savior would be and how He would relate to the people. Their incorrect expectations caused them to completely miss the coming of Jesus.
We often do the same thing. We develop expectations of how God will act in a given situation. We plan ‘how He should do it’, to the extent that we completely miss how God will act according to His plan. We have devised an idol in our lives that looks nothing like God. We believe God fails to answer our prayers or just refuses to act. In fact, we just don’t recognize His hand at work. Thank goodness for repentance and forgiveness. Ask God to open your eyes to His handiwork…ask Him to allow you to see through His eyes. We miss so much when we depend on our own spiritual eyes!