Feast Your Eyes
by Randy Chambers, 2015-12-07
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!
You have probably heard the expression, "Feast your eyes upon" this or that.
And though we realize that we cannot physically feed something into our eyes, we
are aware of the implications of such an idea. Though the eyes do not eat, they
have an appetite--and though that cannot consume, they can be filled. The eyes
are as scouts for the body--they lookout for things that seem appealing and
desirable to the whole body, and within the passing moments of a steady gaze,
the eyes can whet the appetite of all the other senses--exciting them to "dig
in!" Yet, if the eyes are the "windows to the soul," then what is fed through
them if not the soul? If we feast our eyes on what is good, are we not filled
with that which is good? But if we feast our eyes on what is bad, what then?