Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
When you are blinded, you cannot see things as they really are, even though others around you see them clearly. You cannotexperience the full reality of all that is around you. You may feelyou are experiencing all that there is to life, yet you may be unawarethat you are missing what God desires for you. You may even be indanger because of your blindness and not know it. Paul warned that the“god of this age” can blind you to the reality of Jesus Christ.Christ’s presence can make a significant difference in your life.
However, if Satan convinces you to doubt that Christ can do what Hepromised, he will have blinded you to the reality of what your life isreally like and to what it could become. Others may see what yourunbelief causes you to miss, but you will be unaware of it. Your lifemay be steadily moving toward disaster, but you will be oblivious toit. Christ comes to you as light (John 1:4–5, 9). He illuminates yoursin so that you see its ugliness and destructiveness. He revealsHimself so that you can appreciate the glory of His person and themarvelous riches He brings. His presence lights your path so that youcan see impending danger. Don’t let the god of this age distort yourspiritual vision. Don’t be fooled into thinking that everything is asit should be when, in fact, you are missing out on so much that Godwants to do in your life. Ask Christ to illuminate your life and letyou clearly see your spiritual condition.