The Bottom Line
by Randy Chambers, 2009-06-05
Matthew 6:22-23, NIV: “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your
eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 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!
"Seeing is believing!" Or so some have said. "Show me the bottom line--give
it to me in black and white and then I will consider it." We sit ourselves at
the table of life ready to feast upon all things we can physically set before
our eyes. And within our search for the solid proof and tangible truth, we give
up power over our will only to that which can be seen with human eyes. Too much
of our living is influenced by what we want, what looks good or what brings us
pleasure. God would have us remember that behind all the hype and perfect
presentations of pleasure that the world has to offer, there is truly more than
meets the eye—and it is certainly not all we would have hoped it to be.