Matthew 13: 10-17
And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”
11Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
12“For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.
13“Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
14“In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,
‘YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND;
YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;
15FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL,
WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR,
AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES,
OTHERWISE THEY WOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES,
HEAR WITH THEIR EARS,
AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN,
AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.’
16“But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
17“For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
“For the heart of these people have become dull,” Doesn’t this sound like our world now? It seems like darkness has over taken the world. The enemy has been closing the eyes and ears of many people. They hear about God and what His son has done for us, but it does not make sense to them..
Last night as I laid in bed, I began to think about darkness.. not like the metaphorical part of it.. but literal darkness. People sneak out at dark, they are hidden. If someone wants to steal a bunch of stuff out of someone’s house, they won’t go during broad daylight. They will sneak in where the darkness covers them. But the funny thing is, the light of a lamp or a flash light could reveal any intruder. Our world seems to be covered in darkness, evil, hate, etc. We seem to live in a jacked up world. Our hearts have become dull.
Our world, simply does not want what God has for us. We are blessed, He has secrets to reveal to us, but are our ears open? Will our hearts understand what he is trying to say?
God, open the closed eyes. The darkness of sin seems to be covering our world, God show your light to us.. let our sins be revealed in your presence.