Train Your Eyes: Matthew 6:22-23
““22) The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23) But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭22‬-‭23‬
Train your eyes. They are the lamp of your body. Liberating was the day I learned that I could control my eyes. Let me share my story.
When I was a young man and given to lust, I attended a conference led by a seasoned and godly man. He said, “Train your eyes. From now on when you see a woman look only at her face, do not scan her figure. Training your eyes is the best way of controlling your heart.”
I confess, it was a radical and new concept for me. At first I mocked his counsel. Then I determined to test his advise. Sure enough, I soon discovered that with conscious effort, I could control my eyes. I also discovered that this applies to many things in life.
Two people can look at the same scene and see very different things. One can see good and the other evil. One can see potential while the other sees only futility. One sees the positive and another the negative. One can read the countenance of the opposite gender while another can burn with lusts. One can see needs to serve where another sees potential for exploitation. One can be moved to give while another can be influenced by greed.
Train your eyes for good and not evil. See through the spirit and not the flesh. Look through the lens of the kingdom of light and not the kingdom of darkness. If the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global