“For whoever lacks these qualities: faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection, and love, is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins” (2 Peter 1:9).
Too many of us do not see what we need to see (cf. Jer. 5:21). While we might be able to see today, we do not see tomorrow. We do not see what is coming in judgment and eternity. Because of this we do not plan. We do not try to change. We do not seek to get stronger, etc.
While we might be able to see today, we do not see yesterday. We do not see how sinful and wretched we were. We do not see that we’ve been cleansed of sin. We do not see that we have been washed and made new. When we have obeyed the Gospel and our sins have been forgiven, this is cause for celebration (Acts 8:39). This calls for thanksgiving! If we know we’ve been forgiven, let us be thankful!
Many cannot see beyond the now. We cannot see beyond this world. Many cannot see their own sin. Many cannot see their growth (or lack thereof).
Let us keep our eyes wide open and healthy. Let us see ourselves for who we are. Let us see our glorious God for who He is and what He desires for us. Bart Warren South Green Street church of Christ Glasgow, KY