In my physical body, I am nearsighted or myopic. That means that my vision is better when the object of focus is close to my eyes. But spiritually, I am farsighted. . . . I can see trouble coming. lol No, not just that, but I thank God for my “depth perception” aka discernment.
Shakespeare said that the eyes are the windows to our souls and the Bible tells us that the eyes are the light of the body. Most Bible readers have read or heard of the conversion of Saul of Tarsus : from a hate-filled, murderous pharisaical scholar to Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Read his story.
What we choose to see or not see is a reflection of our character. For this reason, I believe Saul was made blind (for three days) after meeting Jesus. Saul was confronted “face to face” by the risen Christ and blinded by His glory. If ALL that happened to Saul was that he temporarily lost his vision, then upon recovery he would have re-assumed his former mission of persecution. But Paul is proof that you cannot encounter Jesus and remain the same.
And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. __Acts 9: 17-18 KJV
The good news is that the more you (and I) look to God and His Word, the better we see ourselves; the better we know the part that we play in the lives of others; and how to make the most of our circumstances. And let us not forget that Jesus left us the “Comforter”_ “the Spirit of truth” to guide us in developing spiritual discernment. Discernment is seeing beyond the physical images to the character beneath. This is not for the purpose or criticism or judgment __ but in wisdom. The best news is that it is ours for the asking!
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you__ John 14:16-17 KJV
The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! __Matthew 6:22-23 NKJV