Can You See in the Dark?
By George Stroh
December 6, 2011
The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! (Matthew 6:22,23)
When a blind man was asked, "What is the worst thing about being blind?", he responded; "The worst thing about being blind is that you can't see!" And, of course, those who are in spiritual darkness and are spiritually blind, can't see spiritual truth.
As part of His "Sermon on the Mount", Jesus was teaching about the foolishness of loving money and that one cannot serve both God and wealth. Then in Matthew 6:22, Our Lord interjected, "The eye is the lamp of the body." He was driving home the point that if you are spiritually blind, your perspective about God, money and everything else for that matter, is distorted in darkness. In other words, you are spirally blind and can't see the truth!
Those who don't know God, who haven't trusted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, are spiritually blind. They cannot see the truth of God's word and their blindness has totally distorted their perspective. They walk in darkness and "how great is the darkness!" Like one who is physically blind, they stumble through this life, making poor decisions based upon feelings and other unreliable information. They even follow after others who are also walking in total darkness... The blind leading the blind; "Let then alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit." (Matthew 15:14)
As Christians, Jesus has opened our spiritual eyes and we now can clearly see. God has changed our perspective so that we no longer need to walk in the darkness. We even have the privilege of bringing the light of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to this dark world; For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6).
We are, of course, very thankful for our physical sight. But physical sight is nothing compared to the amazing blessing of spiritual sight-- being in God's perfect light. So now having spiritual sight, walk in this marvelous light and let your light shine in the darkness to the glory of God! Maranatha!