Why is it so hard for us to see what is so obviously wrong? Why do we struggle to see our next step? Why do people wander aimlessly through life without purpose or passion?
Proverbs 29:18 says, "Where there is no vision, people perish." I deal with people everyday who have a vision of what life should be like, but they don't see why they will never experience that life because they are self-centered, self-directed and near-sighted.
Maybe the New Living Translation puts this verse into a more accurate translation. It says, "When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful." Our fleshly, selfish, fallen vision is corrected by the Word of God. Look at James 1:19-25, 2 Timothy 3:16
True vision is "seeing things from God's point of view." We are witnessing the perishing of people who are willfully rejecting divine guidance and yielding to the selfish desires of their flesh. Why can't people see why they are perishing? Marriages fail, destructive habits continue, talents are wasted and lives are ruined because people refuse to view life through the corrective lens of God's Word and accept the divine guidance it offers.
Ignore the Bible and perish. Know the Bible but don't obey it and perish with guilt. Know the Bible and obey it and find victory, peace and joy. Having a hard time making sense out of life? Can't see why you are where you are? Does the future seem blurry? God offers free corrective eye surgery, if you are willing. Maybe it all starts here.