“Okay,” my optometrist said. “Now that your contacts are out, how far down on the chart can
I blinked and squinted. “What chart?”
Because of my nearsightedness, I’m dependent on my contact lenses and glasses. I’m thankful for the clarity they give, and without them, my world would be a blurry mess of colorful blobs. My reliance on contact lenses reminds me of our need for the corrective power of God’s word in our lives.
Life can become hazy and confusing because of our sinful natures that cause us to want to fulfill desires and find answers to problems in our own ways. Sometimes our methods seem logical, but they aren’t in line with what the Bible teaches. We are reminded in Proverbs 16:25, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”
Because we all have this tendency, 2 Peter 1:5-7 teaches, “Add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.” When these characteristics are part of our lives, they are spiritual glasses that help us view life’s circumstances properly.
The Bible is the corrective lens that brings life’s desires and dilemmas into focus and prevents us from blinking and squinting through life.
We all need to look through God’s “corrective lens” to find our way through life.