John 9:1-41. Spiritual Blindness. By The Rev. John Bedingfield. I read a story the other day about two blind men who had both been healed by Jesus.
Are you beginning to see that you may indeed have a spiritual blind spot? But when you see it and you realize that others have seen it (and perhaps have suffered because of it) all along, it is embarrassing. Perhaps you finally begin to understand something that your family and friends have been trying to tell you for. years.
"Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward," God told him, "for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever ...
In this passage, Jesus cures a man of spiritual blindness and in the process reveals the spiritual blindness of many others. Open in PRAYER. PREVIEW the passage. It’s been a month since we have been in John. I hope you’ve enjoyed the mission’s emphasis we have had recently, especially the unplanned bonus week last week.
Yet I find that most Christian leaders rarely consider the thought, I, too, may be self-deceived, spiritually blind in some area. The thought rarely crosses our minds. And lest you think I’m being judgmental, let me just say—I’m absolutely convinced that I have spiritual blind spots.
Leaders, especially ones that are experienced and have growing platform, are prone to have few people speak into their lives. This is true for ministry leaders as well. One of the strongest features of spiritually mature leaders is the understanding that we are often blind to weaknesses and frailties.