I began wearing glasses in elementary school. I had no clue all that I had been missing. Apparently, I had two conditions working to blur my vision. My lens focused the image in front of the retina causing me to be nearsighted. I could see things which were close, but at a distance, it was all a blur. To further complicate things, I had astigmatism. My cornea causes further distortion of my vision. So near or far, I had bad eyes and they have only gotten worse. I remember putting on my first pair of glasses and suddenly seeing the world with much more clarity.
Spiritually we can also need to have our vision adjusted. In Proverb 14:12 God says, “There is a way that seems right to a man but its end is the way to death” ESV
Human vision is faulty in spiritual matters. Sin distorts our perception of right and wrong. Seeing circumstances through the lens of God’s word gives us a clear vision of the world. When our perception aligns with His, we see the world as it really is. It is easy to allow the world’s influence to skew our perception. We grow more comfortable with the world’s point of view and less comfortable with God’s. That is one of the reasons it is crucial for us to stay in God’s word. Scripture regularly realigns our focus and keeps us on the right path.