Man Eyes - when a man is asked to look for a misplaced item but does not end up finding said item even if it was right in front of their face.
We've all been there. Your wife asks you to get the Windex from below the sink. You spend a full 10 seconds looking around only to say, "I don't see it." She walks over, and it's the first bottle you see when you open the door. She rolls her eyes as if to say, "it would have bit you if it were a snake."
You look back in space under the sink and wonder how in the world you could have missed that. It's because you have a mean case of Man Eyes, my brother. But don't worry, if you read our scripture verse, you'll see that you're not alone.
Jesus told Philip, "Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me," and "Whoever has seen me has seen the Father."
I wonder how long the disciples had watched, looked, and stared at Jesus and missed who he was? Some saw Jesus with an agenda (Judas). Some saw him hatred (Pharisees), but others saw him as he truly was (Peter).
Matthew 16: 16-17, "Who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.
Unlike that sneaky Windex bottle, we can see Jesus as he truly is by reading God's Word. We can come to know that Jesus was God in the flesh who sacrificed himself for our sins. We can check our agendas, hatred, preconceived notions at the door as God's Word is the ultimate source to get our Man Eyes corrected.
How do you see Jesus?
When was the last time you read through the new testament?
I challenge you to reread the new testament and look for Jesus in the scriptures so you can see him as he is meant to be seen.
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