Study # 7: I Was Blind, but Now I See

"And behold, two blind men sitting by the roadside, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, 'Have mercy on us, Son of David!'

The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out the more, 'Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!'

And Jesus stopped and called them, saying, 'What do you want me to do for you?'

They said to Him, 'Lord, let our eyes be opened.'

And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they received their sight and followed Him.

Matthew 20:30-34, RSV


When you think about it, this event that took place on the road to Jerusalem has a lot to do with why we study the Bible: It is because we are blind and want to see. Further, it is because only Jesus has the power to allow us to see. In Matthew 28:19, Jesus commanded His apostles to, "Make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." 


That's what the New Testament is: It is the inspired writings of the apostles as they carried out Jesus' instruction to teach everything that He had commanded.


This is why we read! This is why we study! We want to find out what Jesus wants us to do so that we can be His disciples.


And, in effect, by reading His words our eyes are opened - and we can see!


Have you taken up this 90 day challenge to study through the New Testament? I hope that you will, for it will enlighten the eyes of your heart to see everything that the Lord wants you to see. It is the only cure for a spiritually blind world that so desperately needs to see!


"Having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which He has called you."

Ephesians 1:18, RSV


Today is day 7 of the 90 Day Commitment to read through the New Testament. The chapters for today's study are the 19th through the 21st chapters of Matthew. May God bless you richly as you seek to know and do His will!