April 22nd 2016
What Catches Your Attention?
I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. (Psalm 101:3 KJV)
Have you given any thought to giving an accounting of the things you deliberately set before your own eyes each day?
Mankind was created with an eye gate, or a set of eyes which draw inwardly from his surroundings. It is very important to have a proper handle on those things we choose to set in the midst of our vision.
A perfect example is time spent soaking up images on our television. Often man can be found resting in front of his television at the end of the day effortlessly filling his mind with whatever the television spits out at him. These images can be both godly and evil.
Another good example is the books and magazines we choose to read and contemplate upon. Published materials can be either a good influence or bad influence upon our mind.
God does not tell man to tip the scales in His favor by attempting to look at more good things than bad things through his eye gate as he sojourns on this earth.
God succinctly speaks through the writing of His servant David inspired to record: ”I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes…” This imperative statement leaves no room for the inclusion of anything man may deem “not too bad.”
This clearly commands man not to look at any darkness and evil at work in this world but rather to hate darkness and focus instead upon works of His light.