“Then Saul got up from the ground, but though his eyes were opened, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.” Acts 9:8 Amplified
When we last looked at the book of Acts Saul had just met Jesus. In today’s verse we find that he is getting up from the ground after that encounter and, though his eyes appear to be opened, he is unable to see.
I see a metaphor in this. God is showing Saul that though he had his eyes opened before this incident he was spiritually blind, he could not see Jesus as Messiah. When we were lost the same thing happened to us. Though we could physically see what we were doing and where we were going, we were spiritually blind to Jesus and God’s will. Further, if we don’t “see” Jesus as Lord, we are led around by those we associate with to do whatever they tell us is best for us.
Lord, let us have eyes wide opened to do what is pleasing to you and ultimately what is best for us.