The Light Of The Body

34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. (Luke 11:34)

Light allows the eyes of the body to see.  If there is no light available, our eyes are not able to see anything.  When light enters our body through the eyes, we are able to see.  We can see where we are going.  We can see how to drive our vehicles.  We can see how to put on our clothes and make-up.  We can see how to go to work and do the job that we are paid to do.  We can see how to eat our breakfast, lunch and dinner.  We can see all of our loves ones.  We can see words on paper to be able to read.  But if light does not enter our eyes, we are in darkness. 

The light of the body is the eye.  Without the eye, the body is in darkness.  Jesus says in Luke 11:34 that when the eye is single, the whole body is full of light.  There has been many debates over what the term single means in relation to the eye.  Some feel it could mean good, pure, generous, singleness of purpose, healthy, sound, clear or unclouded.  I gravitate to it being a good eye or a good purpose as well as being pure in your motives.  This is because directly following that statement, Jesus gave the opposite of single as being an eye that is evil.  An evil eye is one that will keep the body in darkness.  Keep in mind that the passage found in Luke 11:34 is also rendered in Matthew 6:22.  It was delivered by Christ as He spoke of laying up treasures for yourself on earth and trying to serve two masters, God and money.  Therefore, a single eye could in essence be one that has a clear view and a sound mind of what motivates them.  One that is not a double-minded man but stable and sound.  Stable to know that you should not have a love for money.  Sound to know that you cannot serve two masters.  Most importantly, we know that an evil eye is one that has selfish motives, one that is bent on doing wrong, one that in essence works for Satan, one that seeks to serve God and money, one that is disobedient to God’s word, one that has two masters, and finally one that is in total darkness.  

If we want our body to have the light that is necessary for us to see our way, we must be single-minded, have purpose, have pure motives, be generous to the poor, be good in our judgements and be sound in our understanding.  This will give light to our entire being.

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