Are You Blind as a Bat?

Nov 19

by Victoria Robinson

Some of us would actually be better off if we were blind as a bat. Bats are born blind, but gain eyesight by the time they are seven to nine days old. In addition to being able to see reasonably well, bats fly and guide themselves in the dark by means of a sonar system. Conversely, some of us have spiritual blindness and deafness which leaves us worse off than a bat.

How is your spiritual eyesight? Do you see clearly or are you blinded? One reason we can become blinded is through sin. The apostle Peter showed us that if we lack certain spiritual qualities, we will be nearsighted and blind. If we have hatred in our hearts towards anyone this will cause us to walk in darkness. The only way to overcome hate is through love. The pure love of our Lord and Savior.

Sin will also deafen our ears. King David found himself to have spiritual deafness following his sin. When we sin it causes the word of the Lord to become offensive to us. We tend to stop up our ears when our heavenly Father is speaking.

Dearest Girlfriends, I pray we would ask our heavenly Father to open our spiritual eyes and ears.

For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. … ~ Psalm 40:12 NIV

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. ~ 1 Peter 1:5-9 NIV

Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him. ~ 1 John 2:9-11 NIV

I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth; I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply. ~ Psalm 38:13-14 NIV

To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The word of the LORD is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it. ~ Jeremiah 6:10 NIV

If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable. ~ Proverbs 28:9 NIV

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. … ~ Ephesians 1:18-19 NIV
 
I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. ~ Revelation 3:18 NIV
 
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. ~ Psalm 119:18 NIV

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