The Compass 365

What catches your eye? What draws your attention and focus? Jesus spoke of the eye as a lamp to transmit light…or not:

“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 NKJV

True light comes from Christ. He is the “Light of the World” and following Him is to be in the light (John 8:12). He mentions the eye as part of three word-pictures describing focus (between ‘treasure in heaven’ (v.19-21) and ‘serving two masters’ (v. 24)). Darkness is the absence of light. It’s the natural state of “lightlessness”. Our eye can easily get misaligned and slowly shift away from the light; bringing on an…

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