The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore your eye is clear, 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 the darkness! (Matthew 6:22-23 NASB)
As I look at these verses I am struck by a number of things. Way too much for one post, so here we go with another mini-series.
First of all, in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus has already talked about your eyes, and about light. I am fascinated that He is coming back to these two themes and linking them here and now.
Next I am intrigued by some of the imagery He uses. I would assume He is speaking metaphorically at some level, otherwise you would have to make the assumption that blind people are evil, and have no hope of ever being enlightened without a miracle.
For today, I want to recommend that you peek back at the posts from September when we were back in Matthew Chapter 5
Tomorrow we will dig into this new section.
See you tomorrow