Blind and Drunk: Sept 2-6 BRD

Being spiritually blind and drunk renders one incapable of receiving, understanding, and embracing the Word of God! A drunk man simply cannot comprehend. A blind man simply cannot see. This is exactly how the Bible describes the spiritual condition of those who reject, refuse, ignore, or deny God’s truth. They are blind, drunk men. They just don’t get it. Apart from God’s grace, they never will! Isaiah 29:11-12 “And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, ‘Read this,’ he says, ‘I cannot, for it is sealed.’ And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, ‘Read this,’ he says, ‘I cannot read.’” (Take note – the man can read other books. He just can’t read this one, the Word of God. Truly terrifying.) What is this blindness and drunkenness? It is nothing less than judgment from God upon sinful, hard hearts. Even more terrifying that one cannot “read” or understand and embrace the Word is that this “blindness” is actually judgment. Isaiah 29:9-10 “Astonish yourselves and be astonished; blind yourselves and be blind!” (This is their fault. They are sinful and rebellious toward God.) “Be drunk, but not with wine; stagger, but not with strong drink! For the Lord has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes (the prophets), and covered your heads (the seers).” When people just do not believe or understand or embrace portions of God’s Word, they are under a judgment of spiritual sleep. Pray the Lord awaken us by grace to His marvelous and saving Word!