Daily Bread 2-24-18
The Sermon on the mount(cont'd)
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore the eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
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!
ref. - Ps 119:18 - Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Lk11:34 - The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body is also full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body is also full of darkness.
Ro 1:21 - Because that , when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
2Co 4:4 - In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
What we concentrate on and what we follow will be our focus. If we try to take on more than one thing then we will have to divide our time between the two. If we do this, sooner or later we will just become mediocre and unfocused. But if we are focused on Jesus Christ as our Spiritual guide and our saviour, then we are promised that we will not be in the darkness, but in the light. We will be filled with what we are focused on. The only thing that we must be careful of is the fact that we focus on the true image of God, Jesus Christ, and not the gods of this world. The world has many ways we can go and many gods. Some, including the anti-christ, will come off as representatives or will come in the same image as a Christian, but they will lead us away from Christ and this wonderful gospel. The fact of the matter is this; if it is not in the Holy Bible then it is just opinion. If it does not lead us to Christ, it is anti-Christ. It is they who the gods of this world have blinded that try to lead us astray and back to the world or even back under the law. But we have the strength and the knowledge in Jesus Christ to first identify these "gods of the world" and then not to follow after them. If we follow after them we will no longer shine bright as a beacon on a hill but we will dim and eventually be in complete darkness. Not that God has blinded us or that he has caused this. Quite the contrary. In Jesus Christ we have been given everything pertaining to God. But it is rather that we have followed after the wrong ones or listened to the wrong voices and the enemy has blinded us to the point that we no longer shine or see the true light that is in Jesus Christ. So let us remain with our eyes on Jesus Christ and let our eyes remain focused and fixed on Him. It will then be him that shines in us. And when he shines in us we will give off a light that the world cannot give!! The light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, and he will shine unto us!! Have a great day!!!