Spiritual Blindness in Church

Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, (Revelation 3:17)

Jesus was addressing the believers in the church of Laodicea. They had become wealthy and thought they had no other needs. Wealth has a way of causing us to have a false sense of wholeness and contentment in life. Interestingly, these were believers.

The worst form of spiritual blindness for any man is blindness to our need for God. This is the horror of the life of the unbeliever. They do not see their need for God. Believers can also get entangled in this mess if we do not watch it.

It is easy for us to see our need for money, food, shelter, safety, health. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, God Himself acknowledges that we need these things (Matthew 6:32). Paradoxically, many just do not see their spiritual needs. They restlessly seek to meet their physical needs and discover it truly falls short of the exception of contentment. It seems to be a shadow being chased. Rather than acknowledging their spiritual needs, they rather intensify their efforts to meet the physical needs only to end up needing to do even more. Escape the deception of the world’s system. An example will be spending hours a week on exercise to boost your physical health and brush off meditating on God’s word to feed your spirit. Do not be spiritually blind (1 Timothy 4:8).


Ponder upon the verse above. Do you truly see a need for God in your life, as a believer? Do you see a need for His word, prayer, seeking His kingdom, etc? If you don’t, then you seriously have to pray and ask the Lord to open your eyes.


Ask the Lord to open your eyes to constantly see your need for Him. You cannot fake this. If you don’t see, you just don’t see. It is not because the need is not there. You need divine help to open your eyes.

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