Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"Not Obvious"

"And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight."  Mark 10:51

When Jesus asked the blind man what he wanted Him to do for him, he asked that he would receive his sight.  This need that he had was the obvious need, but not his greatest need.  Many times we want our obvious needs met but not our most important/greatest one.  We confuse what our real need is with temporal needs. 

We think our greatest need is to have a million dollars in the bank, a new car, our health, a spouse, etc.  We think if God would grant us all these things our life would be happy and complete.  The blind man received his sight, but he was still lacking in what was really needed. 

Mankind's greatest need is that of salvation.  We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God.  Because of sin, death reigns in all of us.  We need to be saved from our sins.  But we are so consumed with and more desirous of the things that only meet our physical need that we are often neglecting the most important thing.  What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?

What needs are you focused on today?  Getting a bigger house?  Making a fortune?  Finding Mr. Right?  Being successful?  There is nothing wrong with desiring the best in life, but will you neglect your greatest need?  Will you exchange the eternal for the temporary?  Has your need for salvation been met already?  If you have taken care of your greatest need first- salvation- then you have received the greatest gift.  If not, do it today.  Go to God Who has provided the gift of eternal for you through His Son Jesus.  Ask Him to save your soul.  Ask Him to forgive you of your sins.  Ask Him to be your Savior.  And put your faith and trust in Him alone.

Have a great day.  Our greatest need is not always the most obvious one, but we can't afford to neglect it. 

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