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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Feasting Eyes....

While reading Second Peter, this really jumped out at me:

 14 They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children! 15 Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet's madness.

Did you notice that their eyes are full of adultery -not their hearts? 

They cannot cease from sin . . . it is like they are rooted and bound up in sin. If they are rooted like a plant, then they are drinking evil and death. I surely would not want to walk in their council or stand with them or sit with them (Psalm 1). But there are the young, ignorant and impressionable people that do just that.

There is an old saying that says, "Our eyes are the window of the soul".

Let me ask you two questions:

What do you fill your eyes with? 

What consumes you and your free time?

Jesus spoke about our eyes when He taught how they reflect either spiritual light or great spiritual darkness within our souls. “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness.” Matthew 6:22 & 23

So once again stop and think about what consumes you? 

What do you do with your spare time? 

Would God be pleased with how you are spending your time?

In 2 Peter 1:3-9 he reminds the followers of Jesus Christ: 

"(Jesus') divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence,  by which He has granted to us His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.  

"For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,  and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.  

"For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.  

"Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.  For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

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