3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 NASB
It’s hard for many people to believe that their is a devil running around this world causing pain and turmoil in people’s lives. This Scripture tells us that he is doing more than just that, he is effectively blinding unbeliever’s minds so they don’t see the light of the Gospel.
If the god of this world is so active keeping people from seeing the light of Christ, how will they ever see or know Jesus? How will the blinders come off?
If Christian’s aren’t light out there in the world, unbeliever’s will perish…go to Hell for all eternity. We all know people who we don’t want to go to Hell, but are we shining our light and helping them see Christ, who is the image of God?
2 Corinthians 4 also says that the truth must be manifested. As a believer, the life I live in Christ cannot be hidden. I should not be living the secret life of a Christian and only feel free to express my faith in the safety and security of church around other Christians.
I need to shine my light always, everywhere, in every situation. Later, Paul says that he is made a bond-servant to others for Jesus’ sake (v5).
Do I allow my life to be interrupted so that I could lovingly serve others and manifest the truth of the Gospel in front of them, so it is tangible and out in the open? Do I do my part to help take the blinders off of unbeliever’s and help them to see Jesus?
I need to live the life of faith out for everyone to see no matter what.
Lord, there are so many people out there who don’t have a clue about who You are. They have been blinded to Your truth and will never come to salvation unless someone helps reveal who You are.
Lord, I pray for myself and other Christians, that we would shine our lights, that we would love boldly for You. I pray that as this world proves to only deliver pain and hardship, that unbeliever’s start to experience joy and peace as they come to You through our actions, speech and faith.