Job 34:1-36:33; 2 Corinthians 4:1-12; Psalm 44:1-8; Proverbs 22:10-12
Fail to See
Forget what you know, or what you think you know, as none of it matters in the grand scheme of things. This seems to be the underlying theme of today’s readings from Job, Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, Psalm 44 (re-read verses 6-7), and even the admonition found in Proverbs. We are reminded over and over again that we keep missing the mark, that our secular lives cloud our spiritual selves as we fail to see what God intends for us over and over again, as did our forefathers throughout history.
Second Corinthians 4, verse 4 sums it up for all of today, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ.” So how do we respond to the inherent blindness we have that is in our very being, as we are all born into sin? How many times do we, who have seen the light of the Gospel, turn away and blind ourselves over and over again with the concerns of this world?
How difficult it is for us to deliberately unlearn all that we have learned for the sake of our own salvation! Yet that is precisely what God is calling us into, as we strive to be in relationship with Him.
Come, Lord, come! Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, open our hearts so that today we may not fail to see all that You would have us see as we cast off the cares of this world for You. Amen.
The Rev. Din Bissoondial
St. Peter’s the Fisherman
New Smyrna Beach, FL