Through the Eyes

‘The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Matthew 6:22-23 NKJV


Midweek Thoughts


There are so many things in this world that can make an impression on us, an imprint.  We take in so much information with our eyes.  Sometimes no matter how hard we try, images are out there, and we end up seeing something that makes an imprint on our minds that we struggle to get rid of.  Many times, people don’t even realize that the images they see can have a negative effect on them. This is how sin begins, through the images that come in through the eyes.

Before I truly began my walk with God, I watched TV and movies.  I remember the days looking through magazines, sometimes in the doctor’s waiting room.  A lot of the images were not bad ones but there were plenty that just by their very nature could have a negative influence on a person.

We don’t often think about some images as being bad but yet they are there, making an imprint on the mind of anyone who sees it.  It could be an advertisement for a bra with a woman wearing little to cover herself.  It could be a movie that depicts a war showing bodies being blown to pieces.  It could be a scary movie showing some individual that doesn’t seem human doing horrendous things to kill people.  These are the images out there and most people are desensitized to them and the impression they make on our minds.

God never intended to have such images before us.  We were meant to see only God’s beauty, God’s nature, God’s goodness and love all around us.  Sin entered the world through the mind, the thoughts Eve had as she contemplated the fruit in Genesis 3:6.  God wants us to guard our minds and our eyes.  Sin often starts deep in the recesses of our minds. 

Guard your eyes and your mind.  Hold onto Jesus and the promises He made and died for.  Fill your mind with His loving grace.

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