2 Kings 6:17,18 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
I know people who have the attitude “I will believe it when I see it.” Many people are like that. In fact, if we will be honest, most of us feel this way. We want to see evidence to believe something. Visible evidence seems best. However, sometimes, visible evidence can get us into trouble. What we see is not always real. While in Wisconsin Dells one year I saw a magician, who had some of the best illusions I have ever seen. Nevertheless, they were just that, illusions, or sleight of hand. My eyes were deceiving me. Today, just like in Bible times, there are people preying on true seeking believers. Showing them tricks, illusions, and calling them miracles from God. They will gain a following and then empty the pocketbooks of these people, but it is all deception.
In today’s verses, God opened the eyes of one seeking the truth, but blinded the eyes of those following a man. The servant of Elisha’s eyes was opened to what God was doing around him. However, the men following the orders of the King of Syria, God blinded. Jesus warned the disciples of deceptive sight in Mark 13:22. He said, “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” You see it is not about what we see; it is about who we are focused on. Are your eyes focused on God or man?
In Hebrews 11:1, it says; “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Our faith needs to be in Jesus, not in miracle workers. Faith is God’s miracle in your heart.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Kings 4-6 / Psalm 23 / Proverbs 25-26 / Mark 2-3
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Job 9-12 / Acts 19:23-41
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