Sunday last I commented on physical blindness being a weak type of the blindness of understanding. Bartimaeus was the case. Samuel Butler stated:
"A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide."
I was caught by the phrase "blind in his understanding." This appears to be the major problem in society, not only among spiritual people but includes those who make no claim to help from Deity.
The underlying idea is what the scripture terms vision. A biblical vision is seen with the inner man and as such is not easily diminished by outer circumstances. This vision is nourished by the spirit and is vividly seen in times of sunshine or severe storms.
When Moses was in the early process of leading Israel out of Egypt he was strengthened by vision as expressed in Hebrews 11:27, "By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible."
The human eye has never seen God, but the inner eye of the spiritual person can miraculously be sustained by this vision. Our times need men and women of the quality of Joel 2:28 the last part
"your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:"
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