Consider how many times Jesus told the disciples that he would die and rise from the dead! They could not accept that simple truth because they could see no redemption and kingship if Jesus was killed. How can such a thing happen? John clearly admits later in his Gospel that they did not understand even after the resurrection of Jesus.
Peter sits in a jail cell as he writes his two epistles for the followers of Christ. He admits that a leader can be ineffective and unproductive because he doesn't see clearly. He begs us to add certain qualities to our faith.
2 Peter 1:9 (ESV)
For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he ois blind, having forgotten that he was pcleansed from his former sins.
Open your heart and mind to the situation Christ has you in. He knows you are there and sees you. Maybe He needs you to be there so your faith will be focused in the correct places. Read Mark 8:22-26. I believe Peter is remembering the unusual healing of the blind man to a blur.
Be aware that you may not see Jesus clearly!
Cathy and Danny Sartin
o Job 5:14; 12:25; Isa. 59:10; Zeph. 1:17; [1 John 2:9–11]
p Eph. 5:26; Titus 2:14; Heb. 9:14; 1 John 1:7; Rev. 7:14
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (2 Pe 1:9). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
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