Jesus said of the Pharisees, “They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a ditch” (Matthew 15:13, 14).
A man driving through the Colorado mountains ran into a snowstorm so heavy it blinded him; he lost all sense of direction. He looked out his car window and saw a snow plow. Relieved, he followed as close as he could while it removed the snow in front of him.
After a while, the plow stopped. The driver came over to the car and asked, “Mister where are you headed?” The man answered, “I’m on my way to Montana.” The snowplow man said, “Well, you’ll never get there following me. I’m plowing out this parking lot!”
Spiritual blindness is even more serious. Satan can keep us so wrapped up in worldly affairs that we go around and around, never getting anywhere, but blindly following the ungodly thrills of the world. Paul described it this way: “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them” (2 Corinthians 4:3, 4). It is our choice: we can follow the world of darkness or submit to a loving God Who wants to give us the blessing of being His own special children.
Peter warned, “You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked” (2 Peter 3:17).
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).
–Cecil Burch (Angel Fire, NM)
via Old Paths (adapted)