“The eye is the lamp of the body; so if your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive], your whole body will be full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts].
But if your eye is bad [spiritually blind], your whole body will be full of darkness [devoid of God’s precepts]. So if the [very] light inside you [your inner self, your heart, your conscience] is darkness, how great and terrible is that darkness!
Matthew 6:22-23 AMP
Have you ever entered a pitch black room only to panic because you could not find the light switch and you were not familiar with the room?
The eye is the lamp of the body. Light always gives us guidance and direction. God’s Word is “a lamp unto my feet and a light unto our path”. Psalm 119:105
When I need direction and guidance I look to the Lord and the Scriptures first. It is wise to seek God as a first resort rather than your last. Too often we get the wrong counsel and things backfire. A good counselor is a very good listener. If they talk too much then listen to what they are not saying. This includes your pastor where you attend church.
The light always exposes darkness. This is why some people try to shun the truth. For example, a person addicted and bound in pornography does not like truth. Porn degrades women, and people. It is insidious and demoralizes people.
How can a young man keep his way pure?
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to Your precepts]. Your word I have treasured and stored in my heart, That I may not sin against You”.
Psalms 119:9, 11 AMP
The more time you spend in the Word of God and sound teaching you will learn to be a true disciple or follower of Christ.
Memorizing God’s Word helps us to renew our mind and cleanses our mind and spirit. The light of God’s word guides and strengthens us and help us to overcome any temptation.
God’s word exposes all forms of darkness.
“For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [live as those who are native-born to the Light] (for the fruit [the effect, the result] of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth).”
Ephesians 5:8-9 AMP
“That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish”.
Ephesians 5:26-27 NKJV
“So if your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive], your whole body will be full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts].”
Temptation is powerful, but God gives us the Holy Spirit to help us overcome for those who have Christ in their life.
“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God” [for temptation does not originate from God, but from our own flaws]; for God cannot be tempted by [what is] evil, and He Himself tempts no one. But each one is tempted when he is dragged away, enticed and baited [to commit sin] by his own [worldly] desire (lust, passion). Then when the illicit desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin has run its course, it gives birth to death.”
James 1:13-15 AMP
Dying to self and taking up the cross daily is how we overcome as believers. Remember, God is patient and He is fighting your battles today. When we ask and seek forgiveness with a sincere heart it is then God will set us apart to be a light shining bright in our world.
Have a great day and week my friend.