Chapter-a-Day Psalm 146

Chains. God frees prisoners— he gives sight to the blind, he lifts up the fallen. Psalm 146:8 (MSG)

It's easy to read God's message with such literal, earthly eyes that we lose sight of the spiritual realities God is communicating. I have never been arrested or incarcerated, so it's easy to gloss over the verse above as though it has no meaning for me. Yet, I am daily captivated by things which aren't good for me. I have two good eyes, but am regularly blind to the needs of others. I can't see God's hand working in me and around me.

I have to remind myself, constantly, that the Kingdom of God is not of this world. It is possible to be physically healthy and spiritually sick. I can have 20/20 vision and be blind to the truth of God's Kingdom. I can walk in earthly freedom while my soul is chained and enslaved.

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 146”

  1. 3-9 Don’t put your life in the hands of experts
    who know nothing of life, of salvation life.
    This is the motherload in a culture that wants to put their lives in the hands of government. I couldn’t say it better myself. Salvation life and putting our lives in the hands of God….now THAT is what matters most.

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