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Proverbs 2:5 NIV

“then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” 

I was recently reading an article called “Sight and Knowledge” in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. I know, I need better reading material. Anyway it was an interesting discussion on the well known fact that much of our learning is visual. Fully 90% of what we know we learn visually. It also made the point that the visual can lie. That seems a bit confusing. The main reason we rely so heavily on what we see is because, well, we see it. The old saying seeing is believing can be accurate. Thomas needed to see the scars in Jesus hands before he would believe He really rose from the dead. And he did. Jesus knew the power of seeing. One reason He told His followers if your eye causes you to stumble pluck it out is that seeing a thing can impact our heart and spirit. If we were all Thomas there would be very little need for faith. Jesus mentions us in that very encounter with Thomas. He said, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe”. Nice. That’s you and me, blessed. Our understanding and knowledge of God are certainly experiential but mostly it comes from the supernatural interaction with His Spirit. Today take a moment, close your eyes and see God. #BeTheEdge

“Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Jesus

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