And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall listen.…
The whole of this chapter refers to the state of the world during the time of the millennium. The happiness which shall be the lot of God's children in that period will be only an increase of our present state of happiness and holiness. Therefore this passage may be fairly taken as furnishing tests of our conversion at the present time.
I. There are to be hereafter CLEAR VIEWS. If we are converted, we have clearer views than we once had.
II. The second test is, THE HEARING EAR There is a great difference in the manner in which persons listen to the Word of God.
III. There will be INCREASED KNOWLEDGE. It forms part of the promise of God that His people shall be taught of Him. And what is it they are taught? They are taught to see the excellence of the person of Christ Jesus their Saviour.
IV. There shall be BOLD CONFESSION OF JESUS, for "the tongue of the stammerers," &c. Can you say your character will bear these tests?
(M. Villiers, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.