Saturday Devotion: What do you see? (Ephesians 1:15-23)
Jesus taught that "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light ..." (Matthew 6:22). What our eyes see determine how healthy we are. Example, if we see treasure on earth, we will be earthly bounded. If we see treasures in heaven, we will be heavenly minded. These two are a world apart. The former lives for now and will do all things to grab, including hurting others. The latter lives for eternity and becomes a steward of what God entrusts him and thus bless many.
Paul understood this truth and in Ephesians 1:18-19 told us that with healthy eyes we know:
1. The hope of His calling- to salvation, Christlikeness, to serving the King of kings.
2. What are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. Imagine this, a son of a billionaire inherits the billions. That is awesome. Now imagine what the God of all creation, of eternity possesses (where a billion dollar is like one cent to Him) and what inheritance He has for you and I, who are made saints through Christ's perfect and complete work on the cross. Wow!!!
3. What is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe. Do you see God's power at creation, opening the Red Sea ... and above all, raised Jesus from death? This power is shared with us who believe, i.e., the church. What sin, fear, bondage, habit, or anything can keep us captive? Only if we see with enlightened eyes.
Care to check the optometrist?
How healthy you are depending on how healthy are your eyes?
Lord Jesus, heal my eyes. Let me see what you see and live the way you live. Amen