February 4, 2018
Steve DeNeff - Isaiah 32:1-5, 8; Mark 8:22-26. The prophet Isaiah promised a day when “the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed… when the fool will no longer be called noble, nor the scoundrel highly respected,” (32:3, 5). This revolution has come in Jesus Christ but everyone looking can see it. Jesus invites us into this revolution, this reversal of things, and as we practice these new things our eyes are slowly opened to the new world order. But like the blind man in Bethsaida, this does not happen for us all at once (Mark 8:24-25). We must challenge old assumptions by experimenting with new ones. We must slowly learn to trust the Bible we were only familiar with up to now. Our trust is an experiment in faith. It is like seeing with the eyes of our heart enlightened.