Matthew Chapter 6

By August 20, 2018REAP

Read //
Matthew 6:22-24
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,[c] your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy,[d] your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Explore //
When I read the part about healthy eyes I can’t be think that Jesus might be telling us about what we expose our eyes to. What we watch, what we see. This then followed up by “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” I know in this particular passage Jesus is talking about money but perhaps it can applied to the previous line about healthy eyes. What we expose our eyes to is also binary. What we watch can either draw us closer to God and push us away. Maybe Jesus is reminding us the simplicity of our decision making process by breaking it down to: you either serve God with your actions (by what you watch) or you don’t.

Apply //
Given the simplistic nature of obedience to God, how am I framing my decisions? Do the things I expose myself to draw me closer to God or away from him?

Pray//
God I pray that all my decisions reflect an obedience and a drawing towards you. In Jesus’ name Amen.