Luke 11:33-36 – “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you.”
Previously, Jesus had stated that only one sign would be given to this wicked generation – the sign of Jonah! Now, He speaks in such a fashion that would make us ask the question, “Does God expect a sign from US to provide evidence of OUR faith?” What would convince GOD that WE are truly serious about that which we profess to believe? What sign would let God know that we really believe that what we believe is really real? The answer is found in how we respond to the LIGHT! Those asking Jesus for a sign didn’t need more LIGHT, they needed GOOD EYES to allow the light they already had, to enter in! They had all the enlightenment and privilege that anyone could expect to be given! They had the record of the Law and the Prophets! They now also had the incredible witness of the life and ministry of Christ in front of their eyes! They didn’t NEED any more LIGHT! They needed BETTER EYES! Having the light is not the same thing as have the SIGHT! The object may be very clear, but if the eye is bad and cannot focus on it clearly, the person will not know where he is, where he is going, what is true or what is right!
The lamp of the body is the eye, which receives the light when it is turned on in the room. So the light of the soul is the understanding and judgment with its power to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood. Christ is the Light of God’s revelation to us, given for our benefit that we may see where we are, where we are going and find our way to life that is eternal. If this eye of our soul is good, honest and clear to see things as they really are; seeking truth for truth’s sake, without dishonest agendas or intentions, then our entire soul is FULL OF LIGHT! Like the good soil in the parable, it receives and embraces the gospel of Christ, which will bring the fruit of His wisdom and joy into our soul! If our understanding welcomes the full light of the gospel, it will have enough light to FILL OUR SOUL! And, if our soul is filled with the light of the gospel, leaving no darkness – if all our constitution is subject to the influence of the Light of Christ – then the whole soul will be FULL OF LIGHT, full of holiness and peace! It was once DARKNESS, but now it is light in the Lord! Have you seen the Light?
If you’ve really seen the Light, then there is no more darkness, no more night! But, if the eye of the soul is bad, then the entire soul is darkness! If our judgment is biased by the corrupt thinking, by pride and envy, by love of the world and sensual pleasures; and if our understanding is prejudiced against Biblical truths, if we are resolved not to admit them into our heart and mind, although they have been set before us with most convincing evidence – it is no wonder that our whole body, our whole soul, would be FULL OF DARKNESS! How can we be instructed, gain information, direction, counsel or help from the gospel of Christ, if we willfully shut our eyes against it? So, Jesus warns, “See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness!” Take care that the eye of your mind is not blinded by self-serving prejudice and sinful aspirations. Be sincere in your search for truth, and be ready to receive it in all of its light, love and power – not like those of this wicked generation to whom Christ preached, who never sincerely desired to know God’s will, and had no intention to do it. It is no wonder they walked in darkness, wandered aimlessly, and perished eternally! God is looking for GOOD EYES that will receive the Light!
Thursday: Meet together with at least 1 or 2 other believers to enter the Throne Room of Grace.
Friday: Pray for the Good News families of the week: Steve & Allison Worrall (Anabel, Matthew, Reuben), Alberto & Kasandra Aneses and Al Jr., Bonnie Bitetti (Samantha, Denny, Chris).
Saturday: Pray that the eyes of your soul will be good, able and willing to receive the Light!
Sunday: Attend worship service, ready to welcome the truth of the Gospel into your heart and soul!
Monday: Pray that others will also have GOOD EYES that will be willing and able to receive God’s light!
Tuesday: Pray that we may be delivered from darkness and deception, from evil and sin!
Wednesday: Recognize the serious consequences that befall those who walk in darkness!