Luke 18:40-41

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Friday March 31, 2023

Luke 18:40-41
So Jesus stood still and He asked him, saying, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.”

Perhaps some of us too would pray that we might receive our sight.

You have perhaps noticed for some time that there is something wrong with your inner vision.
You could see better before.

When you read the Bible, for instance. Just think of the things that you saw with your childlike eyes of faith when you read the Scriptures in those days! Even the most insignificant things took on a large meaning and became a source of edification to you. You saw God in them.

Do you see things in a similar way now when you read your Bible? Or do you not see anything any more? Do you read a portion merely for the sake of having read it?

You could see better before also in matters pertaining to your daily life.

Do you remember how strict you were with yourself in your home life? Do you remember how severely it pained you when you had been unkind to one of your dear ones and had grieved your Savior?

Do you see as well now? Are you as strict with yourself now as you were before?

You could also see better before when you looked at other people. A new convert begins at once to look at other people in a new light.

You spoke to your dear ones. To begin with they were perhaps kind and courteous and listened to you. Later they became impatient and said to you: “No, now you must keep still a while! You make life impossible for us with all your preaching!”

But do you remember how you walked among them and held your peace until the tears rolled down your cheeks?

Then you saw well. Do you see anything like that now when you look upon your neighbor?
Perhaps no prayer is more necessary for you and me to pray than this one: “Lord, that I may receive my sight!

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O. Hallesby, God’s Word for Today: A Daily Devotional for the Whole Year, translator Clarence J. Carlsen (Augsburg, 1994)
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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