The Eye is the Lamp of the Body

The Eye is the Lamp of the Body

 

As each day starts, we are constantly bombarded by information in all directions. The moment we turn on the television, we immediately feed our minds with whatever news or program that’s  being broadcast. Or if we open our computers and browse the web, we quickly access information in a single glance-from sports sites, hollywood movies, rumours, gossips, fashion tips and so on.

Our minds generally feed on information. And whatever info we  see, our mind can remember – whether it’s good or bad.

Jesus said in Matthew 6:22 -23:
Matthew 6:22-23 (New International Version)
22 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your  whole body will be full of light.

23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Just imagine the amount of information that your mind stores every time it glances on something. If we look at the newspaper and see crimes and wars, we are filled with sadness and hatred. If we watch movies that are violent, then we somehow get those  images in our minds.

This will slowly build-up and eventally be assimilated in our moods and behaviors. And slowly this  information overload will bear fruit.

Now, if you focus on the God’s Word – The Bible. Then the fruit of it is that you will become a better Christian- with a deeper understanding of who God is. But if you spend more time reading the World’s Word – Newspaper, Magazines, Televisions, then you will be of the World. ( Garbage In, Garbage Out)

As Jesus said, Matthew 7:18-20 (New International Version)

18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear  good fruit.

19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

As Christians, we all believe that the Bible is Truth and Word of  God. People can spend so much time reading the newspaper or magazines daily, but they can’t read their Bible everyday.

Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness [in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action]. – 2 Timothy 3:16

Now, What Have You Been Looking at Lately?

Read the Bible instead!

God Bless!

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10 Things the World Wants You To Believe In

Finding our purpose in life has always been a struggle. We succeed in some things, but we fail in some. It’s a constant struggle to find true happiness. Man has tried to do things his way and still ends up feeling lost and unhappy.

Here are 10 things that the world wants us to believe in, mostly  in ourselves and let’s see what the Word of God really says about it.

1. Happiness is inside every one of us. It is up to us to figure it out.

But the Word of God says:

My soul finds rest in God alone: My salvation comes from Him. (Psalms 62:1)

2. Your purpose in life is to become the best human being you can possibly be.

It’s not about You. It’s all about God and your relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ.

The Word of God says,

“He must become greater, I must become less. (John 3:30)

3. In life, change is constant so just go with the flow and let things happen.


But the Word of God says,

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (NLT)

4. Life can sometimes disguise hardships into nutshells of lessons – try to learn from your problems.

But the Word of God says,

Trust in the Lord and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him. (Psalm 37:3-5, 7a)


5. Your mind is your greatest reliable asset – your friend. So learn to trust it always.

But the Word of God says,

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence. (Jeremiah 17:7)

6. Don’t give in to fear. Have the courage to face up with your problems head on.


But the Word of God says,

If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to your mountain, “MOVE!” and it WILL move… and NOTHING will be  impossible for YOU! (Matthew 17:20)

7. Only when you love yourself first can you truly love others.

But the Word of God says,

“You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with your whole soul, and with all your mind” (Deuteronomy 6:5).  “This is the greatest and first commandment.  The second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Leviticus 19:18).

8. Your relationship with others reflects who you really are. You can learn a lot from people around you.

But the Word of God says,

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go, I will counsel you and watch over you. – Psalm 32:8

9.  Real independence comes from how you react to life and not how it affects you.

But the Word of God says,

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

10. Love is the answer to life’s questions.

But the Word of God says,

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. (Proverbs 16:20)


Whatever the question, GOD is the ANSWER!

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