The lamp of the eye

“The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore, the eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light” (Matthew 6:22) “While we LOOK not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are unseen” (2 Corinthians 4:18) Paul is intentional in his choice of words.  Rather than the normal word for sight, he uses one that means a “prolonged, intentional concentration”.  He intends for us to gaze, to contemplate, to study, to exercise our eyes and our mind.  What are you looking at this morning?  Where is your heart and your focus?  Sometimes our failures in service or fruitfulness can be traced to where we have our eyes.  Those who gaze at the glory of Christ, grasping  His beauty and faithfulness are shaped and strengthened by such an experience.  Those who focus on this life and its pain and pleasures find only darkness.  “Fixing our eyes on Jesus” writes the author of Hebrews.  Great wisdom and great power here!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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