Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.(Matthew 15:12-14)
Today's Morsel:I'm sure sometime during your life, you have sung this little nursery rhythm, "Three Blind Mice." The lyrics says "Three blind mice, three blind mice, See how they run, see how they run, They all ran after the farmer's wife, Who cut off their tails with a carving knife, Did you ever see such a sight in your life, As three blind mice?" Jesus called the religious leaders of His day blind leaders of the blind. When one does not follow the doctrine and teachings of Jesus and His apostles, they are blind to spiritual truths. And anyone who follows them, Jesus said, is going to be blind, too. Paul said, "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them" (2 Corinthians 4:3-4). If one is going to have a complete understanding of Jesus Christ and His deity, and become perfected, then the leader's eyes had better be open to truth, and the followers as well, or you both are going to fall into the ditch. When Jesus found the blind man whose eyes He had opened in the temple, scripture says, "Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth"(John 9:35-41). Remember, Jesus came to give sight to the blind (Luke 4:18). So when He opens your eyes, you'll see clearly.
Sing: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me, I once was lost, but now I'm found, twas blind, but now I see.