Eyes to the Blind

The blessing of him who was about to perish came upon me, and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was like a robe and a turban. I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame. I was a father to the needy, and I searched out the cause of him whom I did not know.
Job 29:13–16
Eyes to the Blind
For those who are born with physical disabilities or lose the function of one or more of their senses, life can be a challenge.  Those who do not face these difficulties don’t always understand this. Job, who God describes as “blameless and upright” (1:1), shows once more that this is the case.  He speaks of the great things he did to help those who were struggling. Especially in Job’s day, those who had disabilities face a very bleak future.  Yet with Job’s help the widow’s heart sang and the blind and lame were restored. We are shown here a picture of what God’s people can do when they set their eyes on the things of God and not on the things of man.  When we listen to God’s Word and love Him above all things (Matthew 22:37), then it frees us to love our neighbors unconditionally (Matthew 22:39). Though we may not have the resources of Job, but we certainly have the love of Christ.  In faith we are brought into a relationship with our Father which allows us to give in faith (Mark 12:44). For all of us at one point in our lives were blind. Spiritually we were dead in our sins (Ephesians 2:1) unable to see the truth of who we were.  Yet by the blood of the Lamb, our eyes were opened as we were cleansed from our sins.  Freed from the yoke of unrighteousness, we walk in the newness of life Christ has won for us.  Our eyes now open, we see the cross of Christ, we see our salvation, and we share the Good News with all those God places in our lives.
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