(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 6:22-23
(22) The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
(23) But if thine eye is evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness, if therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
FOCUSSING ON FOCUS
Brethren, before creation, the world was without form, void and full of darkness, the spirit of our Father moved upon the face of the waters; until our Father called light into existence, when he saw that the light was good, he divided the light from the darkness; he called the light day, the darkness night; (Genesis 1:2-5); effectively, we dwell in the world of darkness, it is the sunshine that lightens, the darkness from the day, and we are able to perceive, discern differences of objects, and things of creation; therefore, light plays an important role in this world, without light, the world would have remained void in darkness till present time, let us be grateful to our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior for light to lighten our world, his goodness, and mercies that endure forevermore.
Comparably, as humans, our mortal bodies are immovable without the eyes, the light of the body; and though there is life within our bodies, without eyes, one cannot move around effectively; many times, our eyes are hindrances to our walk in the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; for the fact, that we lust after things of this world, greediness, covetousness, fleshly desires are our main focuses in the world of darkness. (1 John 2:16); referencing the above text, Jesus said to the multitudes and disciples, at the sermon on the mountain; in an analogy, to be careful of their eyes, if their eyes perceive unpleasant things, chances are they may desire to covet, seek their own benefits at the expense of others, but rather, differentiate between material things of this world from eternal inheritances, focus on what matters most, set priorities straight in the order of salvation, grace and life everlasting; if their eyes desire filthy lucre, their whole bodies indulge in darkness, and there is no light within their souls; therefore, let us double check our hearts and ask ourselves, what types of things do our hearts desires to perceive?
The bottom line is, we cannot focus on two things at the same time, give likewise attentions to both, and achieve positive results; it is better to focus on one thing at a time, put in the necessary effort to achieve the best results, than to look into one bottle with two eyes, play the double minded game, waver between two choices, lose focus on what really matters to destinations of life: consequently, we cannot serve two masters, and love both masters equally without difference; that is not possible, we will desire the presence of one master than the other, because of their attributes or personalities; (Matthew 6:24); likewise, believers cannot serve Jesus Christ, strive to attain worldly riches at the same time, desire to acquire things of this world more than eternity; our brains are programmed to focus on one thing at a time, therefore, either we focus on serving Jesus Christ faithfully, receive his blessings or strive to attain monetary, worldly possessions ourselves; the choice is ours: however, Jesus said, it is important for humanity, to seek first the kingdom of our Father, his righteousness, and all other things shall be added unto us: (Matthew 6:33); subsequently, let us work our salvation with fear and trembling, acknowledge the fact, that, this world is not our permanent home, focus on what matters, prepare ourselves to inherit eternal blessings with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Dearly beloved, as believers, let us illuminate as lights of this world, that unbelievers may perceive our lights, come unto Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, repent, have salvation and life forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?