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The lamp of the body is the eye

The lamp of the body is the eye.
The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!, Matthew 6:22-23.

We all know that our eyes can be deceptive sometimes. We sometimes see what we want to see until someone points us towards the truth.

This reminds me of the story of "the serpent and the woman," in Genesis chapter 3.

The serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

The serpent’s eye was bad, so was Eve’s and Adam’s too. The whole body was full of darkness because what they called light was gross darkness.

You ask someone, what made you go to that church? You will be told because it is good, it’s pleasant to the eyes, and desirable.

That’s what the woman saw, and wow, she took of its fruit and ate. She didn’t see alienation from God, nor the curse, awaiting disasters and death.

The lamp of the body is the eye; how good is your judgement, your understanding, acumen, perception and discernment?

Do you think for yourself, use your own opinion, reason or you are such as  follow a crowd? Hear this my friend; the lamp of the body is the eye, your own eye, not that of false prophets.

A certain lawyer came to Jesus and said "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"(Luke 10:25). He said to him, "What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?"

So he answered and said, " 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself.'" And Jesus said to him, "You have answered rightly; do this and you will live."

Let me ask you this my friend; "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?" Luke 6:39. Woe to you if you’ve blind guides. If therefore your eye is good, you will not be deceived, but your whole body will be full of light. 

God bless you,

Laurence 

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