“For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child” ( Hebrews 12:6).
A casual visit to an optician might reveal one surprising thing. For example, while you might think you have perfect eye sight, there could be those areas once your vision is examined which suddenly you are informed are not seeing. In medical language any range of vision that you cannot see properly but which you really should be able to see is referred to as “blind spot!” The interesting thing about a blind spot is that you might not have even been aware of it altogether.
A long time ago a man of God, Nathan, visited perhaps the most powerful king reigning in the Middle East. The King who was a godly man had caused the death of an innocent man just to have his wife. Nathan once he approached David started with a story of a rich man who grabbed a lamb of a poor man to entertain a visitor when he himself had a herd. Upon hearing, “David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity” (2 Samuel 12: 5-6).
Unbeknown to David Nathan was referring to just what David had done- grabbing the wife of another in spite of all the blessings in his life. “Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man!” ( vv 7).
This was a perfect example of a blind spot. Some dark area of one’s life which one could not see until a Nathan came over.
In life everyone of us could have a blind spot. We are not talking here of murder such as was the case with David but these could be flash points in our lives of concern we are not aware of. For example, a Pastor of a church might be in the habit of using church funds without proper accounts until an auditor comes and points it out. Of course the Pastor might not have been aware till the error is pointed to him. A good Pastor would be grateful.
When Nathan revealed to David his blind spot instead of taking offense he was grateful. “Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord” ( vv 13). If a Nathan ever comes in your life and shares that blind spot, taking after David, so you too, should thank God, after all when a blind spot is left unattended the end is total blindness.
Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, as any of us could have a blind spot, where a Nathan comes to point it out, may I be grateful for this is your favor to build me up, this I pray in Jesus’s name.