Brian W. Carter (Courtesy photo)

“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:”—Revelation 3:17

Diagnosis: Blind

The definition of blind is as follows: lacking perception, awareness, or discernment.

According to the World Health Organization, there are at least 2.2 billion people who have a visual impairment or blindness. I wonder what the number is for those who are blind in a completely different way—spiritually blind. There are many of us walking around completely blind to our spiritual condition.

“The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.”—1 Corinthians 2:14

When we can’t discern our spiritual condition, it leaves us open to attacks by the enemy. It’s by the Lord alone that we are able to see that we are in desperate need of a Savior. That is the wonderful thing about our Counselor, He will open our eyes to everything when we come to Him.

“But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.” —2 Corinthians 3:16

“The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.” —Psalm 146:8

It’s important that we are able to see clearly when it comes to our walk with the Lord. This discernment only comes with reading our Bible and praying to the Lord daily. You can’t beat having spiritually discerning eyesight.

Now that you can see, I hope you’re going to do something about the fact that you are completely naked.

To be continued…