LIGHT TO THE LOST

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:40

Many Christians who work in secular jobs often encouraged to be “candles in darkness.” It is a deep darkness, wrought by the evil ruler of this world and the spiritual blindness of those he has deceived.

A man may have functioning physical eyes, but in spiritual matters he cannot see the hand in front of his face, especially when the hand belongs to Jesus. This is where the Christian can at least provide a good example.

Spiritually blind people often have no idea they are perishing. They are fulfilling SELFISH DESIRES and MOTIVES, believing the only necessary authority springs from themselves. Self-reliant people inevitably develop pride, a sin God especially despises, and pride can build an almost impenetrable shell.

But there likely will come a time when the self-sufficient life of a spiritually blind person bottoms out. When he has nowhere else to turn, when he is completely desperate and searching for answers, God may turn your candle into a flame-thrower. The example you have provided, the testimony you have repeatedly given, the Scripture you have recited, the love you have shown—all are light to a lost person. And since it is the light of Jesus, it is a bright light indeed. While you’re praying for spiritually blind people, be sure to offer the light of Christ to them.

Lord, make me a candle in the darkness. Use me to open the eyes of those around me who are spiritually blind.

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