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


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 affected by what we see.  In order to protect our hearts, let us all resign to set before our eyes no vile thing.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Posted on May 19, 2013, in 19 - Psalms and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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