“Our Spiritual Vision”
By Zach Wood
Matthew 5:8 (NLT)
“God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.”
How many of us, if we had blurry vision, would just let our sight be as it is and not go see an eye doctor to determine if we need glasses? We certainly would not pass on that. We would want to see and fix the problem. What if we were driving through rain and our wipers were messed up or broken? Would we not stop to fix that problem or buy new wipers? Of course we would.
What if we had a windshield covered in frost and ice in the winter and needed to go somewhere? We would be absurd to drive the vehicle and think we are still safe and can see where we are going. We would defrost and scrape so that we can see through to the road.
If we have anything hindering our physical sight ability, we would do something about it and correct as soon as possible. We would want to make sure we remove anything that obstructs our ability to see and carry on. It makes sense and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Often times we take care of our physical sight, but care a little less regarding our spiritual sight. We put our eyes where they shouldn’t be and when we take notice of things that pass by our eyes, we have the tendency to wander and become distracted. These distractions take our eyes off God and we are tempted to focus on things that are not pure.
We are all guilty of this and we must remember that God blesses those who strive to keep their hearts pure and away from evil things. Throughout our days, we are faced with temptations. Some of these times can be temptations to say things we don’t mean to say, but other times they are temptations to look at things we shouldn’t view.
Do we really want to see God and truly follow Him? Do we desire to keep our eyes on pure things? Jesus has this amazing teaching in the Beatitudes about how we need to strive to keep our hearts pure. When we strive for this, God blesses us. When we strive to be pure in heart and turn away from vile things, our spiritual sight and journey become strengthened.