The eye is complex.
Even Darwin questioned his own theory of evolution with his thoughts on the complexity of the structure of the eye.
Charles Darwin writes:
“to suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree.”
(The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, pp. 143–144.)
Our eyes are like mini-cameras. We take them everywhere we go! With a pupil that contracts letting more or less light in and eye lids that work like windshield wipers – it’s simply amazing!
But as amazing and complex as our eyes are – they are incredibly limited and flawed.
They are limited to only seeing physical things – like the device you are reading this on, your coffee cup, your car and your home. These physical things are only part of our reality.
How is your spiritual eye sight?
The spiritual realm is just as real but can only be seen through our spiritual eyes.
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. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
Your eyes are the windows to your life.
Physical vision problems are common. It is estimated that around 75% of adults wear glasses. That’s a lot of us!
Spiritual vision problems are just as common. Too many of us – me included – get caught up in seeing the world around us, just in the physical sense. When we do that, we lose our spiritual focus.
We must correct our spiritual vision problems!
The final verse in the book of Judges says:
25 In those days there was no king in Israel.
Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
This is not talking about the pagan people that surrounded the nation of Israel – this was talking about —God’s people!
In those days, EVERYONE did what was RIGHT in their own eyes.
Did you notice it does not say – everyone did what was “wrong” in their own eyes.
They were sincerely trying to do right – but if you read all of the book of Judges – you saw how violent and dark this book of the Bible was. They missed the mark and they didn’t even know they were missing it. They thought what they were doing was right!
Their right – was actually very wrong.
Friends, this way of thinking is still in our churches today. Rather than looking to God’s word for truth – we go with our gut or with what makes us happy or with what’s popular in the world. We do what is right in our own eyes..assuming God is going to be okay with our own ways and ideas…
…and that is very wrong.
God’s written Word is meant to be our daily bread, our living water, and the lamp to our feet. It is alive and active – no other book in the world is alive and active. It is sharper than any two edged sword (Hebrews 4:12)!
But sometimes we neglect the reading of God’s Word and we blindly make life’s choices.
If you woke up blind today – it would have freaked you out!
The darkness would have required immediate help.
Jesus said – our eyes are like lamps. If our spiritual eyes are bad, we will be filled with darkness. But Jesus came as the light of the world! We must let his light shine into every nook and cranny of our lives.
How is your spiritual eye sight?
Has darkness clouded your vision in certain areas of your life?
Has a difficult circumstance in your life led you to be tempted to do what is right in your own eyes, rather than in God’s eyes.
Turn to God in His Word and let Him enlighten you.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes.
Do not trust your physical eyes alone – they may lead you astray.
16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
(1 John 2;16)
Remember that sin is not far from us – when we suppress the truth – or we do not seek God for His truth – we are doing what is right in our own eyes. Sin is fun for a season but this always leads to eventual pain and suffering.
Is there a battle today that you are fighting, that looks hopeless to the human eye?
Then take a second look at your circumstances with your spiritual eyes.
Our God is the God of the impossible (Matthew 19:26).
Our God is greater (1 John 4:4).
Our God is able (Ephesians 3:20).
There is always hope when our eyes are on the Lord (Romans 15:13).
And remember – just as our eyes need to be on the Lord – God’s eyes are on you.
He loves you and is taking care of you.
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.
Blindness leads to fear but those who believe and see clearly – can live fearlessly.
Walk with the King,