The Spirit Opens Our Eyes

Joseph Holbrook, Jr.

READ : 1 Corinthians 2:6-13

“I have some idea of who God the Father is. And I certainly know who Jesus is. But I’m kind of hazy on the Holy Spirit.” Have you ever said that? This month we are going to take a look at what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit.

Our text says that the surprising truths of the gospel are revealed to us “through the Spirit.” In other words, “The Father devised the plan; the Son carried it out; and the Spirit opened our eyes to its wonder.” Every time we sing the hymn, “Open my eyes that I may see, glimpses of truth thou hast for me. Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit Divine,” we are confessing that without the Spirit we are as blind as bats!

Further along in 1 Corinthians 2 we read that the person whose eyes have not been opened by the Spirit- the “unspiritual” person-is not able to grasp what the gospel is all about. Since this is true you and I need to be praying, “Holy Ghost, with light divine, Shine upon this heart of mine. Chase the shades of night away, Turn my darkness into day.” (Andrew Reed, 1787-1862)

PRAYER

Holy Spirit, unless you open our eyes to what Jesus did for us, we wander around in darkness. We invite you to blow through our lives, our churches, our homes, our nation, and our world. Come, Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus. Amen.