Psalm for the Day

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The eyes of our heart

“Just as water mirrors your face,
so your face mirrors your heart.

 Hell has a voracious appetite,
and lust just never quits”.    Prov. 27:19-20  MSG Bible    

We show the full range of our emotions and intentions with our eyes.  Anger, love, sensitivity, deception, hate, envy and jealousy can all be discerned by looking into the eyes of an individual.

There’s a saying, “The eyes are the windows to the soul”.   There is basis for such a statement in God’s Word.   Scripture is full of references on how the eyes relate to our spiritual condition.   God knows that our eyes can reflect the condition of our heart, mind and soul.   He also knows they direct our actions which are motivated by our desires.

In the single book of Proverbs alone there are numerous verses indicating how our eyes seek what is in our heart and communicate with others what lives within our soul.

Proverbs 6:17 and 30:13 tell us that there are seven things the Lord hates and one of them is haughty or arrogant eyes.

Proverbs 26:5, 12,16, 28:11 and 30:12 speak of how we can be deceived by what we see with our eyes and when we lean upon our own limited sight.

Proverbs 6:25 reveals to us how the eyes of others can lead us astray as they communicated desires that should not be pursued.

Proverbs 3:7, 4:25, 23:6 instructs us how important it is to keep our eyes focused on the scriptures for proper spiritual living as God’s children.

The eyes truly are, “The windows to the soul”.  

What do you see when you look in the mirror each morning?

Do you see someone whose eyes are thirsty for the presence of God?

Or do you see someone who is avoiding God?

What do your eyes reveal of your soul?

“…….people who are unspiritual don’t accept the things from God’s Spirit.  They are foolishness to them and can’t be understood, because they can only be comprehended in a spiritual way”.    I Cor. 2:14  CEB


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