If people can’t see what God is doing ...

If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed. -Proverbs 29:18 MSG

What do you think Solomon means when he speaks of seeing what God is doing? Do you think that it is something mystical or a bit more natural? Other versions of the first part of this verse render it this way:
  • Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint (NIV)
  • When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. (NLT)
  • Where there is no vision, the people perish (KJV)
Words like revelation, divine guidance, and vision seems to speak to the ways that God leads and guides us. Before Christ came the application of these words was the law and the prophets revealed in the Old Testament. Yet it seems that Jesus changed this paradigm when he told his followers that the Holy Spirit would lead and teach them.

Back to my original question - is God's revelation to us mystical or natural? I suggest to you that it is usually both. When God first revealed himself to Moses there was a natural and supernatural aspect to it. God proved his word to Moses when he turned his staff into a snake. Yet he required Moses to respond in faith to this revelation. It seems to me that both natural eyes and eyes of faith are required to see what God is doing.

Open our eyes Lord to see what you are doing. Help us to see the world with eyes of faith.

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