22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
Can you imagine living in utter darkness?
What would be the ramifications to your spiritual walk?
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
What is the pattern Paul talks about in Romans 1?
1. Unable to see the Father (blindness).
2. Becoming futile in their thinking (darkening of the mind).
3. Exchanging the Glory of God for mortal things (darkening of the heart).
What other patterns do you see?
How can we know if we are becoming spiritually blind?
What lenses have you noticed that you have picked up in life?
What is the light we are keeping out when we wear lenses instead of Christs' eyes?
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2 He was in the beginning with God.3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The Word is life.
The Word is light.
The Word is the heart of the Father.
Remember to check-WHOSE EYES ARE YOU WEARING?