|English: The Sodomites are smitten with blindness, as in Genesis 19:11; illustration from the 1728 Figures de la Bible; illustrated by Gerard Hoet (1648-1733) and others, and published by P. de Hondt in The Hague; image courtesy Bizzell Bible Collection, University of Oklahoma Libraries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
When we think of vision as it applies to the Bible we often think of the term in the context of dreams, prophecies or visions. There are many references of this nature in the Bible. To the unbeliever, this type of vision may not be credible enough evidence to bring them closer to a Living God. So let us consider vision in the most literal sense--the ability to see.
The healing of the blind is among the most known of the miracles performed by Jesus. In Bible days blindness was a common affliction that left those afflicted by it quite helpless. This is why blindness is such a common metaphor in the Bible when referring to those who are unable to see the truth about God and His plan.
In order to understand the Bible we must open our spiritual eyes to let the words into our hearts and minds. If our eyes are not open then we cannot see the truth. If we don't look toward Jesus, we will not recognize him.
Faith comes first by hearing the word and then by having the vision to see what is being said. If we walk through life with our eyes closed, we will run into many obstacles and may end up going the wrong way. Open your eyes. Use the spiritual vision that is within you to find the path to the truth.
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