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.
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.