Forsaking all Others

February 4, 2016


Forsaking all Others

Luke 11:34

The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when [thine eye] is evil, thy body also [is] full of darkness. 

When our eye is focused on one thing it sees well.  It simply transmits and communicates what is in its focus.  If we try to view multiple objects in addition to the one we are focusing on, we will find our vision less clear, more confused and more out of focus.  It isn’t long before we find our eye wondering off of the object of focus onto the other distractions in our periphery.   Before we realize, we are hardly looking at the first object of our focus at all.  This is what we do spiritually with our eyes and heart and what we often do naturally with our spouse and family.  We are an easily distracted people and can all find ourselves at times loosing focus on the object of our first love and affection.  

God wants us focused on Him.  If our eye is single, undivided in its vision, then we will see clearly to walk in the light, but when it is distracted and loses focus, evil and darkness can set in.  Like anything we do in life, we do it best when we are focused and our full attention and concentration is given to it.  God wants us to remain that way concerning Him and our divine purpose.  He has called us to forsake the world, not Him.  If our light has become darkness then perhaps it is because we are out of focus, our eye has ceased to be single and it is time to refocus our heart, affections and whole being upon our first love.  Are we forsaking all others and all else?  Is our eye single or has it wondered onto the world?  Has evil and darkness made us shortsighted and blinded us to the truth.  Perhaps it is time we examine what we really have our eyes on and how we need to correct our vision and our focus.




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