[QTVOTD] Eyes are a lamp ‘into’ the body…

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is sound, your entire body will be full of light, but if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the very light in you [your conscience] is darkened, how dense is that darkness!” Matthew 6:20-23 ->me: I have been chewing on these verses for 3 days now and here is the short version of what the Lord has revealed to me.  The translation of the Greek word used for ‘sound’ (Haplous) actually more closely translates to ‘Single’.  There is another variant of the that Greek word (Haplotes) that can also mean generosity.  This whole passage on the eye being the lamp of the body is about the undivided loyalty to God alone.  There seems to be a deliberate double-entendre here, with haplous taking up not only the theme of undivided loyalty (single focused) but also that of detachment from material concern, hence of generosity.  Now you pair this with verse 20 on ‘where your treasure is, there will your heart be also’ really drives home that my purpose must be to center my navigation reticle on Jesus, and through generosity of spirit be willing to let go of those things I call ‘my possessions’ and give them to the Lord’s work.  In doing this, my investments are being made in eternity; not in anything here on earth which will fade away.

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