Monday, 18 July 2016
Topic: Shut Out Of Light
Text: 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
Key Verse: “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (2 Corinthians 4:3, 4).
The Theatre Arts magazine once recorded a most frustrating conversation. A subscriber dialed the magazine’s number. “Sorry, ” said the lady at the receiving end, “but there is nobody listed by the name of ‘Theodore Arts. ‘” The subscriber insisted. And the receiver repeated, “I told you, we have no listing for Theodore Arts.” By now the subscriber was yelling, “Confirm it, the word is ‘Theatre’: T-H-E-A-T-R-E!”
The operator came back with crushing finality: “That—is not the way to spell Theodore. ” Spell out the gospel as you may, there are people who will never grasp it. The simple reason for this is that their minds have been blinded by Satan. How sad it is today that there are people who have so mortgaged themselves to the devil that the preaching of the gospel has no converting effect on them. For instance, those who have delved into certain occults are known to actively resist the light of the glorious gospel. Sadder still is the case of people who constantly sit under the plain teaching of God’s word and yet remain blind, obstinate and unreformed.
They remain deluded but contented with their alarming spiritual state. Those who are still mind-blindfolded by the devil and shielded from the light of the true gospel should urgently bestir themselves, seek the Lord and sincerely call upon Him before their hopeless doom is sealed.
Thought for the day: The worst blindness is that of the mind, blind to the gospel
Bible Reading in one Year: 1 Chronicles 25-29