Light Your Lamp

21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! ~ Matthew 6:21-23

Jesus warned that our bodies are run by our eyes, and our souls will spend eternity based on the actions and desires of our hearts. Why? Because our bodies are a housing place for either good or evil. Either light or darkness. Our eyes dictate the level of light that enters our bodies. Jesus wasn’t just referring to sins like porn when He was explaining the lamp of the body, but also our focus.

See, if we only focus on the things of this world, such as financial gain, job promotions, earthly relationships, etc., our hearts will only desire these things. Therefore, our souls will be tied to a dying world that will be judged and found wanting.

Desiring these things, in itself, isn’t bad. It only becomes a problem when these things are put before the LORD and His Kingdom. Jesus said to build the Kingdom of God first; then, these will be given to us. He wasn’t saying, don’t have goals or desires. He was saying, build God up, and God will build you up. James even clarified further that we don’t have things because we don’t ask for things. We can have desires, goals, and wants. We’re to even ask our Heavenly Father for these things, but above all else, we have to first build the Kingdom of God.

Seeking a relationship with God should be the first thing we do when we wake in the morning and the last thing we do before we go to bed at night. But if all our eyes and hearts are focused on our own carnal desires and goals, then our soul isn’t getting light. Why? Because Jesus is the only Light, and His Light is the only light that can light the darkness of this world that has corrupted us all. So, seek Him first above all else, then He will provide your needs and desires.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Light Your Lamp.

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