Good vs. Evil

I opened my Bible last night and started reading in Matthew. These verses stood out to me..

Mat 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Mat 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
Mat 6:23 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!
Mat 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

There is a key here, it unlocks a really big door into our minds. The light of the body is the eye. So it makes sense that when we see things with our eyes, let our eyes be bombarded with things we shouldnt, it changes us. It changes our hearts. We have to protect our eyes. That childrens song, Be careful little eyes what you see.. comes to mind. It may be cheesy, but its such a foundational thought, simple to understand that even my 4 year old can grasp it. The Lord is trying to let me know how important this is.

Psa 101:3

I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes:

Brad watched a little too much Star Wars this week. We let him watch the old ones at night with Ernie, he really is into them. Well, he started talking too much of the dark side, saying he wanted to be like Darth Vader, instead of like Luke. It never crossed my mind that he would blend the lines of good and evil! It showed me Ernie and I need to be more careful of what we let him watch and of course, how much we let him watch.

Its just a good example of eyes being the light of the body. Whatever you let your eyes see, if it isnt good, pure and true, we shouldnt be surprised if one day we find ourselves in confusion. Trying to serve 2 masters. Star Wars is actually a really good example of it. Annakin had iniquity planted in his heart and soon found himself in confusion. Am I really on the right side? It can happen quickly.

We can’t serve two masters. Eventually you will choose a side.

Pray it isnt the dark side.

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7 Responses to Good vs. Evil

  1. Ernie says:

    Luke: How did my father die?
    Obi-Wan: A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi knights. He betrayed and murdered your father.

    Darth Vader: I’ve been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now *I* am the master.
    Obi-Wan: Only a master of evil, Darth.
    [lightsabers clash]

    Luke: Listen, I can’t get involved. I’ve got work to do. It’s not that I like the Empire; I hate it. But there’s nothing I can do about it right now… It’s all such a long way from here.
    Obi-Wan: That’s your uncle talking.

  2. bellissimanh says:

    You are so right, Sarah!

    “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

    Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Ernie says:

    I have this client and thier company name is Blepo. This is what it means :
    Strong’s Number: 991 bleÑpw
    Original Word Word Origin
    bleÑpw a primary word
    Transliterated Word
    Blepo blep’-o
    Parts of Speech TDNT
    Verb 5:315,706

    to see, discern, of the bodily eye
    with the bodily eye: to be possessed of sight, have the power of seeing
    perceive by the use of the eyes: to see, look descry
    to turn the eyes to anything: to look at, look upon, gaze at
    to perceive by the senses, to feel
    to discover by use, to know by experience
    metaph. to see with the mind’s eye
    to have (the power of) understanding
    to discern mentally, observe, perceive, discover, understand
    to turn the thoughts or direct the mind to a thing, to consider, contemplate, to look at, to weigh carefully, examine
    in a geographical sense of places, mountains, buildings, etc. turning towards any quarter, as it were, facing it

    http://www.studylight.org/lex/grk/view.cgi?number=991

  4. travispbatista says:

    Yeah, the other night Sis. Becky was asking Brad about which toys he liked. Brad told her he liked his Star Wars toys and preceded to tell her that he liked the Dark Side. It was pretty funny.
    I’m really glad you and Ernie brought the boys on Tuesday. Kids always seem to make things a little less stressful.
    Good Blog. I think I’m going to read Matt 6 tonight.
    Travis

  5. rachel76 says:

    That’s kind of like what happened when my brothers were quite young and we were watching the Cross and the Switchblade (David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz). They had been given switchblade combs from someone and after watching the movie they tore the teeth off the comb so it would be more like a switchblade knife like the NY gangs used in the movie! Interesting how the evil side can attract so much.

    Btw, we’re coming to the Azusa Street drama tomorrow night after the fellowship meeting in Dawson Springs. Have you all been this year?

  6. Gina says:

    We do have to be careful what we see…how true. We were just listening to a kids’ song on the way home about how Jesus is the light of the world… and if we walk in Him we walk in the light, but if we’re not walking in Him, we’re in darkness. I pray that I am living in the light.

  7. Sarah says:

    Great comments!
    Rachel, Yes we went to Azusa last saturday, it was incredible! I felt the spirit so strong at the end, you will love oit. The Pentecostal church it is at is beautiful, the whole evening was great. I heard the Dawson Springs meeting wasnt open, is it? Bro Steve announced it as a Ministers meeting. Ernie was going to go but we made other plans for tomorrow. TOo funny about the switchblades, kids pick up on everything! THe responsibility is insane, anyone with influence with children needs so much prayer.

    Travis, I heard Brad told SIs Becky that. Funny you think the boys can diffuse anxiety, they cause me to have more of it in those settings! lol Hope you guys are having a good day.

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