The Lamp of the Body

Nov 30, 2023 | Growing in God's Grace

33 No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden,
or under a bowl.
Instead, they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.
34 Your eye is the lamp of your body.
When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light.
But when they are unhealthy,
your body also is full of darkness.
35 See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.
36 Therefore, if your whole body is full of light,
and no part of it dark,
it will be just as full of light
as when a lamp shines its light on you.
Luke 11:33-36


I always prayerfully search which Bible Verse to focus on for the day.

Last evening we were doing devotions and my husband and I read Luke 11.

I knew then what God wanted me to write about on this last day of November regarding the theme of light.

We have covered Luke 11:33, but I included it for context for today.

The focus today will be on Luke 11:34-46. I have covered this theme before, but it is relevant.

Our eyes absorb either good or evil. They receive sight. It lights the soul, either for good or evil.

We therefore need to be filled with the light of the gospel, otherwise our eyes might become dimmed.

This is vital a concept in today’s world. Sights and sounds can dazzle us and can take us off the track of right living.

Perhaps our souls will become consumed with materialism, riches, a passion for the things of this world and its sensual pleasures.

The devil would beckon us to come home, to a life of misery and darkness.

If the eye of our souls seeks good, then it will fill itself with the pleasures of light and life in Jesus.

Psalm 16:11, expresses this perfectly. “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Those who shut their eyes to good will be full of darkness instead. The eyes, the body, the soul, every single fibre of oneself, will be dark.

We all have times or seasons when we choose sin and walk in darkness instead of light.

God calls us to get up again and follow the Words of Psalm 119:105. “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.”

As Christians, we must pursue truth, receive light, and desire to know and follow God’s ways and will.

We will bear fruit in keeping with repentance, (Matthew 3:8) turn from sin and keep turning from sin. With God’s grace, we don’t turn back to sin. We change our ways and let the light shine in! God leads us to do works for His Kingdom purposes. Our lives become centred on God and others, not ourselves.

As we desire to follow God, we walk in light, not darkness, today and always.

What will your eyes see today?

I’m aiming to keep mine looking up at the light source, by God’s grace alone.


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