Take Off Your Glasses!
Most times when I am reading I make sure to wear my glasses. I can see ok without them but my eyes begin to hurt and I get a headache that inhibits me from continuing to read. I’m probably not the only one that needs glasses or contacts to read. But did you know that you need to take certain glasses off to read the Bible?
When you read the scriptures are you looking through the glasses of what you already believe or do you read and study with an opened heart and mind. It is important that any good bible student takes off the glasses of presuppositions. If we come to the scriptures with preconceived ideas or beliefs then we will be reading what we want to read and therefore believe what we have always believed. The danger is that what you believe might be wrong!
When you read the scriptures, clear your mind and remove the thoughts of preconceptions. It will help you see what the Lord intended for you to see.
Naaman made the mistakes of preconception when he was coming to the prophet to be healed of leprosy. Read 2 Kings 5:1-14. Especially in verse 10-11 we see where Naaman made decisions based on what he thought.
Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored to you and you will be clean.” But Naaman was furious and went away and said, “Behold, I thought, ‘He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.’
Be careful about what you think. Come to the word of God without what you already think and know. Take off your glasses of presuppositions!