The Eyes are the Window to the Soul

Daily Bible Reading – 1 Kings 4,5; 2 Chronicles 2; Psalm 101; 2 Thessalonians 3

Today’s Key Passage – Psalm 101 – CLICK HERE to read the key passage


We have all heard the saying that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and I happen to believe that this statement is true.  I know that when I look into my wife’s eyes or my daughter’s eyes, I feel like I can see straight through to their hearts.  When I want to know how they are feeling, often all it takes is a simple look into their eyes.  When I worked as an investigator, many times during an interrogation I would look into someone’s eyes and I would just know whether they were innocent or guilty.  The eyes truly are a window.  The thing about windows, though, is that they work both ways.  You can look in through a window, but you can also look out.  If you can see someone’s heart through their eyes, then it stands to reason that whatever goes into someone’s eyes will go directly to their heart.  In today’s key passage, David addresses this when he says, “I will set before my eyes no vile thing.” (Vs. 3)

David wanted to live a blameless life.  To do that, he knew that he needed to avoid temptations to sin, such as looking at wickedness.  (Ironically, one of his greatest sins occurred later in his reign as king when he “set before his eyes a vile thing” and watched Bathsheba bathing, setting off a chain of sin that almost destroyed him.)  In today’s culture, we are literally surrounded by “vile things”.  It seems everywhere we turn, there are potential temptations to sin bombarding our eyes.  These “vile things” can be found in certain movies and television shows, the internet, and even in television commercials.  As followers of Christ, it is important that we protect our eyes from what they can see, but it is even more important that we protect our children’s eyes from what they can see.  Whether we realize it or not, our hearts are effected by what we see.  In order to protect our hearts, let us all resign to set before our eyes no vile thing.

Can you think of any other lessons we can learn from today’s key passage?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Posted on May 19, 2011, in 19 - Psalms and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. “be careful little eyes what you see, because our father up above is looking down with love, so be careful little eyes what you see.”

  2. maybe we should not worry so much about the vile things and be more eager 2 put good things in front of us.

  3. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Matthew 6:27
    Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? The saying is not necessarily always true, because human love can be blind and not see through the window all the time of what the heart is reflecting…that is where ‘evil’ can come in because it masquerades as the light. Therefore, do not judge by appearances…and, the opposite in that regard is true as well. Maybe in another way, it is how one sees things when focused on His Face. I suspect the ref. from the bible on this topic since that phrase is not in the bible, was not for something ‘good’ but evil. “No one lights a lamp and puts it in the cellar or under a basket, but on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see its light. Your eye is the lamp of the body. When your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light. But when it is bad, your body is also full of darkness. 35 Take care then, that the light in you is not darkness. 36 If, therefore, your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be entirely illuminated, as when a lamp shines its light on you.”, conversely, “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23″But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!”

  4. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

  5. I believe that God is showing me that the eyes are the window to the soul. I am struggling with watching movies and television,
    with all the violence and sex it’s clear that we are bombarded with temptation to sin. Temptation is all around us, this is why God has told us only to focus on Jesus Christ. Because I wish to obey God, this is the most peaceful my life has been with the exception of my childhood. Viewing vile things certainly does affect our hearts, this is why Disney is aiming witchcraft at our children. In essence the trees are growing crooked because they view vile things from childbirth. The stick tied to the tree is scripture, because of lack of scripture the tree when fully grown is crooked.

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