📖: Matthew 6:16-24
Eyes are organs of the visual system. They provide organisms vision, the ability to process visual detail. The eyes do communicate different kinds of emotions.
Matthew 6:22 says “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light”.
Our present world is faced with the greatest temptations like never before. Temptations is everywhere; the social and electronic media plays a huge role in what we see. Satan knows this and from the beginning of the world the devil has been making mankind fall into sin, through the lust or the eyes.
The eyes is not satisfied with what is sees (Ecclesiastes 1:8), neither is it satisfied with riches (Ecclesiastes 4:8). We must guard what our eyes sees or look at (Proverbs 23:31). The desire of the eyes go together with the desire of the flesh, which brings about spiritual blindness. Romans 1:21 says “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened”. Unknowingly, spiritual blindness was upon Adam and Eve when they fell for Satan’s deception that caused them to eat the fruit from the forbidden tree which made them to sin against God, and were cast out of the Garden of Eden that resulted to the fall of man.
Our eyes sees something and imagine it then fill our hearts with garbage thereby polluting our lives. As Christians, our eyes are indicators of our relationship with God and must not be polluted by what it sees. We need to keep our eyes on God because the eyes are the windows to the soul. We must not focus our eyes on filthy things, neither focus it on things of this world because they are all vanity. Matthew 6:21,23 says “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
Matthew 5:28 says “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart”. The lust of the eyes is not only sexual desires, but also things that are not ours but we feel we must have. In Genesis 13:10, Lot did it and he paid the consequences. As Christians, we must protect our eyes from what we allow it to see. Our eyes can either cause us to sin or cause us to glorify God. What we see with our eyes, indicates the attitude of our hearts.
Psalm 101:3 says “I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it”. It is our choice to look at anything and if by looking causes us to sin, the consequences also awaits us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. For those yet to surrender their lives to Jesus, this is not negotiable, do so now, tomorrow might be too late. DO IT NOW! Have a relationship with God.
PRAY THIS; in the name of Jesus, I repent of my sins, come into my heart and I will make You my Lord and Saviour. Stay connected! Stay focused! Stay blessed! Shalom!!!
🙏 You spirit of the lust of the eyes targeted against me, die by fire, in Jesus’ name.
🙏 O Lord, help me to keep my eyes always on You, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains, from where shall my help comes, my help comes from the Lord, in Jesus’ name.
🙏 I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless, in Jesus’ name.
🙏 Thank You Lord, for answered prayers.