How dark can it get?

BethanySMC - Thursday, 20 October 2011 06:18

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! Mt6:22-23

To understand this concept better, lets do some exercise. Open your eyes wide and look around for a few seconds. Now close your eyes. What do you see? Nothing! However, you are pretty much aware of your surroundings while your whole body is in darkness. You kind of have a sense of light all around you based on what you remember. There is nothing to worry about at this time, however, if I take you to a different place with your eyes closed, soon you will loose your sense of security and all your knowledge will do you no good, unless you can see again.

There is a spiritual application of this illustration. When you focus your eyes on Jesus and His word – the “light” – you are able to enjoy everything that life in the light has to offer: freedom from sin, security, joy of salvation, comfort of the Holy Spirit. You are able to discern things and avoid ditches. However, when you lose your focus of Jesus, at first you will not sense any difference, but if you neglect to get hold of the true light right away you are heading for trouble. Your eyes will slowly get used to darkness and eventually you can become spiritually blind.

 Sadly, the numbers of cases where people choose to go blind are growing. Even worse, they mistakenly consider darkness as their light. They find sources that influence them and guide them through life in the world that lays in darkness. They get their ideas for life from psychologists and other counselors that have no light in them. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! Mt6:23

It is wise to stop and consider where you get your ideas for life and behavior. What information do you use when making decisions? What if the knowledge you have is darkness? – Maybe you need the ointment for your eyes so you can see again. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. Rev.3:18

Many times it gets even darker when someone tries to correct true light with their own darkness. How dark can it get for such individuals? Let it be our challenge to examine our own lives; renounce all excuses and ideas that are not from the word of God, so we can live in the light again and be a true light to this world!

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