One of the last of Jesus' miracles was the healing of blind Bartimaeus. Jesus' compassion for the man's blindness points to His compassion for all the spiritually blind.
Only Mark contains the healing of the blind man from Bethsaida, highlighting several important spiritual truths. The miracle's location is part of its unique teaching.
The episode of the healing of the man born blind takes up an entire chapter of the book of John, signalling its importance in understanding the work of Christ. Martin Collins discusses the blind man's response to Jesus, the part the Sabbath plays in the he. . .
Martin Collins, after citing the alarming statistics of people blind or visually impaired, focusing upon the miracle of the healing of the man born blind, draws some comparisons between physical and spiritual blindness. The man born blind in John 9 was not. . .
Two blind men doggedly follow Jesus into a house so that He will restore their sight to them. Here are the lessons we can learn from these two supplicants.
In last week's essay, we considered that most of us know less than we think we know, that we carry around a lot of misconceptions, and that we have little idea about what it is like to be blind. ...
Two blind have faith that Jesus can heal, but disobey His command not to tell anyone. Even so, they did not let their handicap keep them from seeking Christ.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on an article about the widely prevalent condition of congenital blindness in India, mainly developing from untreated cataracts, and on an effort led by Dr. Pawan Sinha to supply inexpensive lenses to alleviate the problem, r. . .
God proclaims a cause-effect relationship between sin and madness, blindness, and confusion of heart. Sin causes blindness, and blindness begets more sin.
Radio conversationalist Rush Limbaugh has coined a term for the people that seem to comprise most of the electorate these days. He calls them "low-information voters." ...
Martin Collins asks whether we have tried to make decisions without having sufficient facts. All of Christ's actions were done with full knowledge of the facts. Christ's healing of the blind man could have had the ancillary purpose of teaching the disciple. . .
David Grabbe, citing numerous scriptures that show God has the power to give sight to the blind, and conversely, to inflict spiritual blindness on others as a consequence of sin (Deuteronomy 28), argues that the Church's current understanding of II Corinth. . .
Martin Collins admonishes that prosperity is dangerous if we forget to praise the Source of the prosperity. It is God who gives us the power to get wealth and spiritual truth. Paul warns that while the truth of Christ has the power to elevate, our worldly . . .
The closer we get to God, the more likely we will have persecution, but also the greater and more real He becomes and the more likely we will serve Him correctly.
David Grabbe, examining the saying, "ignorance is bliss," implying that a measure of peace may come to us if we do not know something that might be disturbing, cautions us that this ignorance is dangerous when it comes to the spiritual preparatio. . .
We limit God through our willful sin and disobedience, pride and self confidence, ignorance and blindness, and our fear of following Him.
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