Wednesday, March 20, 2013

49. How Do You See?

“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness, how great is that darkness!”                 (Matthew 6:22-23)

In the quest for knowledge men see many things, but not all men see the same thing when they view the same material. Some see more, some see less, and some see some things entirely differently. It is the individual’s personal perspective that is arrived at, but how does each individual arrive at different conclusions when each person has been given the same information. It is, after all, how we as individuals see things. We see things from our own perspective, whether how we see it to be the truth, or not, we seemingly believe our own perspectives.

If the lamp of the body is the eye, then what the eye sees is what it sees and becomes the filter through which the body is illuminated with what the eye sees. It is ‘how’ the eye sees a particular thing that will determine its value, its rightness, its wrongness, or what it sees is indifferent, thereby becoming a sense of neutrality regarding the subject matter. Do you see with your eyes, or your ‘mind’s eye’? Remember, these are spiritual words.

If the eye is bad, that is, the perspective is altered to a bad state, then, whatever that eye sees will be altered according to the condition of the eye, or perspective. What is it that you see with, your physical eye, or your mind’s eye? It is what is in your mind that you see with; you see with your mind’s eye, and if your mind is in a ‘bad’ state, that is how you will see things.

Conversely, if your ‘eye’ is good, that is, your mind’s eye, your personal perspective about things, if it is deft, then what your eye sees will be good. The eye will be clear to see what is real and true without being altered by a '‘bad’ spiritual or emotional influence.

If you have been born of the Holy Spirit, then the Holy Spirit will illuminate from the truth of the holy. We have a choice, to see life from the Spirit of Truth, or, to see life from an altered state of personal perspective. How do you see son of man?

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