But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:16
Events and situations are occurring all the time everywhere. Usually most, if not all, of these events are occurring with a purpose. There is some purpose that is desired to occur in the process of having that event.
The majority of the time, the purpose is right there on the surface, plain to see. However, for many other events, there are ulterior motives for the event that is not always directly seen or made known. There can be a hidden agenda behind the event.
Jesus had just spoken a parable and the disciples realized that not everyone would understand it. He tells them they are blessed when they can truly see and hear with understanding.
Most people see life as just happening. People trying to enjoy life with their freedoms, whether in or not in a sinful way. Each person is seen as just going about life in their own way in the here and now only, with no mind to long term or eternity.
While life often appears this way, there are spiritual forces at work behind the scenes. God is working to build His kingdom, while Satan is working to stop God’s kingdom. The world uses small innuendos to guide people’s thinking and actions away from God.
At the same time God is working in this world in His own way. In order for a person to see or hear what God is doing and saying, they must have open eyes and ears. They must be able to perceive what is going on in the unseen realm of this world, the spiritual realm.
Just as the disciples began to understand some of what Jesus was saying and doing, so must believers today understand.
When Jesus left the earth, He sent His Holy Spirit so that you may be guided in God’s ways. Allow the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and ears to see and hear what is really happening. Allow God to reveal what He means with what He said in His word.
As your spiritual eyes and ears are opened, you will be blessed. The blessing comes from fully understanding what is occurring around you. It comes from being able to understand God’s word to you and this world.
Can you really hear and see what God is doing? Today I pray that you will be filled with God’s Holy Spirit; that God will open your eyes and ears; that you will see and hear what is occurring in the spiritual realm; and that you will know God’s blessings with understanding.