Friday, June 18, 2010

Daily - 6/18/2010

Matthew 6: 19 - 23 19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal,
20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light;
23 but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
Simple, but so powerful.

If you want to gauge where you are spiritually, just take some time to honestly evaluate what's important to you. What do you value most? What do you spend the most time on? Where do you spend your money? What do you use your talents for?

We value what we spend our time, money, and effort on. More often than not, those things are earthly treasures. Christ is pretty clear what happens to those.

"The eye is the lamp of the body" -- what exactly does this mean? To me, sitting here this morning, it means two things -- WHAT we look at, and HOW we look at it. The "what" is self explanatory. The "how" is a question of how I view something, or someone. When a guy on the street asks for money, what do I see? Is it positive or negative? Is my eye "calibrated" for light or darkness?