Matthew 15:14 Leave them! They are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit."

There are times when we would wish some statements are for illustrative purposes only. However, many statements are in fact only time bound: a matter of when. Jesus seems to be talking probabilities in the Gospel: ‘if the blind leads the blind’, yet what follows is rather definitive ‘they shall both fall into a ditch’

Knowing this outcome as definite, what could be done about the journey? Three options emerge:
1. Not make the journey at all
2. Both men opt to relinquish the task of guiding to another or;
3. One or both of them gain sight

By elimination, the first option is a No No, the second, will be hindered by pride. The latter then seems the more preferable. Receiving sight will equate to gaining illumination from a source that can guide on the journey. It must include coming to knowledge about what you do not know.

In this world, we have to walk by light because that is the only way to walk circumspectly. It should be no surprise then that ‘the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God’ (2 Cor 4:4)

Because as Paul says, Christ in you, the hope of glory. And that is a reality only ‘light’ can expound to you.


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