Anatomy of a Christian: The Eyes
There are at least four kinds of “eyes” referred to in the Bible: those referring to literal/physical sight (Acts 9:17-18), desire (2 Pet. 2:14), self-perception (Prov. 12:15), and understanding (Gen. 3:7). It’s important to consider each of these categories if we are to be serious about a proper relationship with God.
Do you want to know what the will of God is for you? Then look in the right place. David says, “The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes” (Ps. 19:8). The problem is, not all will do this. In fact some are so set in their ways that they see what they want to see and turn a blind eye to the truth (cf. Rev. 3:17). Some are good at observing other people’s faults but will not see their own (Matt. 7:3-5). Some even see themselves as better and wiser than others (Prov. 3:7). A man can be “righteous in his own eyes” (Job 32:1). Yet the man who has understanding has his eyes opened to the truth (Ps. 119:18) and it guides him (Jas. 1:25). This man knows that he must be careful as to what he allows his eyes to see (Matt. 5:27-29; Job 31:1; Ps. 119:37).
This is very important, friends, for Jesus Himself said, “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!” (Matt. 6:22-23). See what I mean?