I said to a man, “I have prayed often that the Lord would cause you to see and to hear”. What is his best response? “I see just fine.”
I know the man meant to be truthful. And I don’t doubt that he does see. For he was asking me questions in regard to the Living God. But what does he see?
Earlier he referred to me as a religious man. He does not yet make the distinction between religion and faith, lawful and holy. He does not yet see any differently than any man who ever lived.
We have spoken together about the things of Christ hundreds of times before. But he has not heard my words. He still thinks he is a religious man. He has not yet comprehend it the Eternal meaning of righteous.
Jesus heard the Father clearly, for he is the very Word of the Living God. And he saw all things from the perspective of Eternity. For he was sent from eternity into time. There never was a man who could be said to have accomplished that in his life.
What locks us in such a place that our eyes and ears can only see and hear the things of man? Simply put, it is the pride of man; that somehow he is able to save himself. Perhaps we estimate by percentage; “I am more good than evil. I am as compassionate as I can be. And I give to others what I think I can afford. I strive hard to restrict judgement of others within myself. All of this because I know God is watching”.
Is that how we find ourselves perceiving the things of salvation? Is that how we see and hear?