Unlimited: God Must be First
Sep 26, 2019 1127
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light (Matthew 6:22, NIV).
Christ says the filling of our entire spiritual being with light depends on the spiritual eye of the conscience. It is the conscience which, according to its condition, admits or retards the entrance of saving light.
It can illuminate the whole personality or if ignored, it can leave man a decaying loathsomeness – a grave within, like the Pharisees to whom this warning came in Luke 11:44 saying, “Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which people walk over without knowing it.” It is apparent from these words of Christ that it is possible for conscience to be diseased, and partly or wholly blind.
As a sun dial tells the time only when the sun is shining upon it, so conscience is reliable only when reflecting the beams of him who is the Light of the World.
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: You become what you behold. What are you allowing your eyes to focus on? Are they focused on Jesus and reflecting him out to world? What keeps you from keeping your eyes focused on Jesus?