How do you see spiritually?

For some time I was puzzled by the question of how to "see" spiritually. I thought perhaps this ability was some special aptitude or capacity to distinguish certain ethereal things not readily apparent to most people's senses. But I came to see that spiritual perception is a faculty God gives to all, and it enables us to understand and demonstrate more of the divine nature in our everyday activities.

Moses once asked God to be allowed to see Him, but God replied, "Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live." Ex. 33:20. No doubt many have shared with Moses the desire to understand more of God's nature, but they have been disappointed if they were praying for a better material view.

Job is another Bible figure who searched for an understanding of God. He was finally rewarded for his persistence by gaining a clearer perception of God's supremacy and justice. Job concluded, "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee." Job 42:5. Bible accounts such as those of Job and Moses are encouraging to people who feel they cannot understand God because they think they are somehow outside the presence of God, divine, infinite Spirit.

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The mistake about matter
March 24, 1986

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