2 Corinthians 4:4 says, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
Do you ever wonder why friends, coworkers, or family members do not understand and believe the same Gospel news that powerfully changed you? Or that you could talk to them until you are blue in the face and they still don’t seem to get it?
Unbelievers’ minds have been blinded to the Gospel by Satan. It is only when God makes “his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ” (v. 6) that this blindness is removed and we can understand. Jesus affirmed that no one can come to Him unless the Father enables them (John 6:65) and draws them (John 6:44) and gives them to Christ (John 6:37). Jesus came so that the spiritually blind will see (John 9:39, Matthew 11:27). God gives us the gift of faith to be saved (Ephesians 2:8-9).
I am praying God will give me passion for those who do not yet believe, and for our Lord to draw them, open their spiritual eyes, and give them faith so that they will believe Jesus died to pay for their sins and give them eternal life.