Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 299

From Handbook to God’s Promises

The Promises of God’s Living Word

Luke 18:39–43: Contagious Praise

By referring to Jesus as “Son of David,” this blind man declares that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. While the religious leaders rely on their physical sight as they observe Jesus performing miracles, the beggar uses spiritual sight to recognize Him as the Promised One. After the healing, the beggar’s insight bubbles up into praise for God—and people all around him catch his exuberance.

God gives us spiritual eyes (eyes of the heart) to see Him for who He really is (Ephesians 1:18). Now that’s cause for contagious praise!