When Eyesalve is Needed

Michael Beck Michael Beck

“… And anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” (Revelation 3:19)

Jesus reproved the Laodiceans for their failure to see themselves as they really were. They thought they were rich, but they were poor. They thought they were clothed, but they were naked. They thought they saw, but they were blind. Jesus didn’t want them to remain in a delusional state. He called them to “buy” from Him riches, white raiment, and eyesalve.

What keeps any of us from seeing as we ought to see? Pride. We are wise in our own conceits. The Lord would reprove us, not only for our actions, but for our attitudes. God would align our thinking with His. Whether we are looking at ourselves, another, or some situation in our life, He would give us His eyes. When we apply His eyesalve we see the world from a whole new perspective. We no longer are self-sufficient, thinking we have it all together; we are broken and humbled and knowing how much we need God for every right word we say and right thought we think. We don’t view others through a lens of bitterness, but with a heart of mercy. We see even the worst of situations we’re going through as an opportunity to depend on our God and grow in Him.

Spiritual sight comes from God. “The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.” (Prov. 20:12) It makes all the difference in a world that can take its toll on our soul. It provides the remedy for a heart that naturally chooses folly and wickedness instead of wisdom and righteousness. And it is available at no charge to the humble.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.