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Day 72: Eyes and Ears

Posted by undergroundchurch on February 18, 2014


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It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. There may be an interesting biblical twist to that story. The eyes many times are the avenue that lead to destruction while the ears tend to be the way to salvation.

There are far too many scriptures to list here, but a couple key verses should give a good starting point for your own study.

In Genesis 3, sin enters the world because the fruit “was pleasing to the eyes”. David, in 2 Samuel 11, is on his roof top when he sees Bathsheba, and the adultery and murder come forth. Lot’s wife looked back at what she lost and turned to a block of salt. Peter saw the wind and waves when he walked on the water and began to sin.

This may be why Paul states in Colossians 3:1:

1 Therefore, if you have been raised with the Messiah, keep focusing on the things that are above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand of God.

We have to guard the eyes.

Conversely, the ears more often are the way of faith.

“Faith comes from hearing…” Romans 10:17
Jesus most popular phrase is “He who has and ear to hear, let him hear”
And just add a final note, “we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)

By keeping our eyes on Jesus, we guard the eyes and put ourselves in a place to listen much closer to what he says.

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