Before My Eyes
by Randy Chambers, 2014-05-31
Psalm 101:2-4, NIV: I will be careful to lead a blameless
life -- when will you come to me? I will walk in my house with blameless
heart. I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men
I hate; they will not cling to me. Men of perverse heart shall be far from me; I
will have nothing to do with evil.
You open your eyes for the first time in Heaven. What do you see? One old
hymn declares, "When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be.
When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory." That will be a
wonderful day, but there is no reason we can't fully put our eyes on the things
of God now. In fact, what we set our eyes on may have greater impact than we
think. Some say that what they watch or read is not a problem—that it does not
affect them. Yet, perhaps as David, we should consider the need to “set before
[our] eyes no vile thing.” In this age of multimedia, our senses are barraged
with all kinds of images. May God give us the wisdom we need to use
discretion—and to be obedient to Him in all things.