DIG DEEPER

MONDAY - DAY 1

THE PERILS OF SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS

2 KINGS 6:17

And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

In 2 Kings 6, we find the story of Elisha and his servant during a time of conflict between the Syrians and Israelites. Despite being surrounded by enemy forces, Elisha remains calm and asks God to open his servant’s eyes. When the servant’s eyes are opened, he sees God’s army outnumbering the Syrians. This contrasts with the servant’s initial fear and panic. Elisha’s clear vision of God contrasts with the spiritual blindness caused by sin, which leads to feelings of fear and hopelessness. Elisha’s unwavering faith in God’s protection illustrates his understanding that God is always with His people.

READ the following verses:

  • Romans 8:31
  • Psalm 56:9
  • 1 Peter 5:7
  • Isaiah 41:10
  • Deuteronomy 31:6
  • Zephaniah 3:17
  • Psalm 118:6

Spiritual blindness, influenced by the “god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4), often stems from doubts about who God is and what He can do for us. The enemy plants these doubts, making us feel that God is distant, uncaring, and powerless. Like Elisha’s servant, we tend to focus only on the dread and danger around us. We need to pray, like Elisha did, for our eyes to be opened to see the truth: that a loving and powerful God is with us and cares for us.

A few years ago, musician Chris Tomlin released a song entitled: Whom Shall I Fear? (God of Angel Armies).

Listen to it below: 

To finish out this DIGGING DEEPER time, spend some time in prayer either praying like Elisha’s did for yourself or others you know who may have a case of spiritual blindness, or pray the word of the song declaring that ‘the God of Angel Armies is always by my side’.