The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If the light within you is full of darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matthew 6:22,23, NIV)
My eye doctor has been telling me for years when I turn 40 my eyes will change and will need bifocals. Each time, I politely tell my eyes are not going to worsen. I am now 43. I pray for my eyes almost daily. Individuals have a hard time adjusting to bifocals. They have to adjust looking up and over for one direction and look lower for the other. Then they deal with blur any given moment when their eyes wonder the wrong direction. We have a hard time physically, when our eyesight is altered.
Let’s take a spiritual exam of our eyes. What information is being entered into your mind through your eyes? Lamps help us walk in darkness. Our world is filled with an underlying darkness. We are full of darkness until we accept Jesus as our personal Savior. Jesus is light. Moses’s face was radiant as he came down from Mount Sinai after spending time with Jesus. Aaron and all the Israelites were afraid to be near him. Did the illumination of God’s glory make Moses unrecognizable? As we spend time with Jesus in prayer and worship, we obtain our own glow. When our entire body is full of light, there is no room for darkness.
Take time to evaluate what enters into your body through your eyes. Could it be television shows? Many times overeating is stimulated through our eyes. Basically, what looks pleasing to our eyes we are drawn. It may be cheesecake to one and porn to another. As long as it is dark, satan tricks us further into sin becoming full of darkness.
Eyes, the lamp to our bodies
As light enters into our body, so does the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is like a coach trying to bring out our best to win. He is our teacher, counselor, and spirit of truth. As long as we act on His nudging, conviction, we will turn away from sin. When we ignore conviction, we will fall deeper into sin. The problem with this is people deny there are consequences to sin. The fact, many pastors are not teaching their church about conviction. This could be they do not want to offend anyone or it is because they want their own sin accepted. Here is the truth, there are consequences to sin. Our eyes hold the key to what enters or rejected in our body. It is up to us to use our eyes wisely, to receive the help of the Holy Spirit, and to fill our bodies full of light. We can do this! With the help of the Holy Spirit, all things are possible!