Devotion for Monday, April 29, 2024

“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. So if the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:22)

You are not condemned for the first look, it is what you do with that second look that matters.  Jesus is telling us to be careful with what we let into our souls.  We live in a culture that feeds us garbage all day long.  Do you take care about these things, or do you just let the garbage come in?  Take care, for your mind can wallow in the place of temptation.  Spend time with the Word and clear your mind.  Be full of light.

Lord, You know that the light always clears out the darkness.  Where I am lax, help me to spend time in Your word.  Where there is darkness in my soul, let the light of Your truth bring wisdom.  Help me to take seriously my part in taking care with what comes into my soul.  I need what You alone can give.  You have come as the author and finisher of my faith to lead me in all righteousness.

Lord Jesus, I cannot do this without the Holy Spirit ministering to me each step of the way.  Guide me in Your light to live the life You have given me.  Help me to be intentional about cleaning my own house so that my mind and soul do not harbor the darkness of this world.  In You alone Lord do I have my hope, life, and being.  Guide me now and always to keep a clear vision which is focused upon You.  Amen.