1 John 2:7-11

He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 1 John 2:9

Of the five senses, sight may be the most appreciated. Our eyes enable us to see the beauty of God’s creation and allow us to navigate through it. Imagine for a moment that your sight is suddenly limited. As disturbing as physical blindness would be, the Bible warns us of a more formidable disease called SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS—an ailment that limits our ability to distinguish dark (evil) from light (that which is of God).

Even those of us who have a personal relationship with Christ are not immune to this condition. If we are not living each day with Christ as the central focus of our lives, we can become desensitized to the lures of the world. Satan enjoys nothing more than to distract a believer away from the truth.

In the second chapter of 1 John, we are provided with an example of how we could unknowingly experience spiritual blindness—hating our brother even though we claim to be in the light (verse 9). Essentially, if we call ourselves Christians and then treat others badly, speak out in anger, or harbor resentment towards, we are actually living darkness. Our actions are not only displeasing to God, they are damaging to those around us.

D. L. Moody once said, “Where one man reads the Bible, a hundred read you and me.” Pray today that God will show you any “blind spots” in your walk.

Heavenly Father, show me any blind spots in my relationship with You. Don’t let me be distracted from the truth of Your Word.

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