Faith Is Spiritual Sight

Or “Eyes on Him”

This is a subsidiary post of Faith Has to Do with That Which We Cannot See.
This is a subsidiary post of Defining Faith.
It is also a subsidiary post of Spirit.

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I’ve made references to sight bold, and underlined antonyms.

Matthew 5:8  –  “…they shall see God.”

Matthew 15:14 –  “…they are blind guides of the blind…”  –  The Pharisees did not have faith in God.  As a result, they had no spiritual sight.

Matthew 23:16  –  “Woe to you, blind guides…”

Matthew 23:24  –  “You blind guides…”

Luke 4:18  (quoting Isaiah 61:1 below)  – “…RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND…”

Luke 18:13  –  “…was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven…”

John 9:40  –  “…’We are not blind‘…”
John 9:41  –  “but since you say, ‘we see,’ your sin remains.”

Acts 13:27  –  “recognizing neither Him nor the utterances of the prophets which are read every sabbath”

2 Corinthians 4:4  –  “the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving”  –  Our failure to believe results in our failure to see.

2 Corinthians 4:18  –  “while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen”

Ephesians 1:18  –  “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened”  –  The greater our faith, the greater our vision (i.e., spiritual vision).

Hebrews 2:8, 9  –  “…we do not yet see all things subjected to him.  But we do see Him…”

Hebrews 11:27  –  “seeing Him who is unseen”

Hebrews 12:2  –  “fixing our eyes on Jesus”  –  The NASB marginal note on the phrase “fixing our eyes on” reads “Lit. looking to.”

Hebrews 12:14  –  “the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord”


2 Kings 6:17  –  “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see

2 Kings 2:10  –  “…if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you…”

2 Chronicles 20:12  –  “…nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”

Psalm 34:5  –  “They looked to Him and were radiant”

Psalm 123:1  –  “To You I lift up my eyes
Psalm 123:2  –  “our eyes look to the LORD our God”

Isaiah 61:1 (quoted in Luke 4:18 above)  –  The mention of “recovery of sight to the blind” is not found in the Masoretic text, but it is found in the Septuagint (LXX).  It could also be that Jesus was combining Isaiah 42:7 with Isaiah 61:1.

Jeremiah 17:6  –  “will not see”  –  That is, those who do not trust in the Lord will be blind – not able to see.