Scripture Reading: 2Co 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight
Reflections: Apostle Paul reminds us that we are to walk by faith and not by sight. The understanding that our sight enables us to walk around and to go to places we desire, comes without any argument. But to tell us that our natural eyesight is not really what matters when it comes to our spiritual development, demands an explanation. The word ‘walk’, as used by Paul, figuratively in the Greek means to follow a certain course of life or to conduct one’s self in a certain way. On the other hand, the word ‘faith’ denotes trust in and reliance on what God says. Thus when a christian walks by faith and not by sight, his daily life is predominantly governed by what God says and not what the world dictates or what is seen by the natural sight. Sight is limited in this instance and the information it provides may conflict with what God says. In the story of the twelve spies in Numbers 13, ten of them saw the giants of the land and concluded that the land of Canaan could not be conquered. The other two decided to look at the giants with faith instead of sight and affirmed that the giants were going to be no match for Israel. Faith is more powerful than sight!
Prayer: Oh Lord, help me operate with the eye of faith.
Confession: I walk by faith and not by sight. Nothing is impossible before me.