The eyes are the window to the soul. Eyes can tell a lot about the internal state of a person. A person can smile on the outside yet internally they are breaking down. Eyes reveal hurt, joy, a person who is lost internally, a happy person; eyes can tell what a person is going through or has gone through. When a person is deeply hurt, their eyes change, it is possible to see deep hurt in a person’s eyes. When the same person has gone through the storms and risen above them, the joy from God is likewise seen in the eyes.
With the eyes, we can trace a person’s walk from hurt to recovery, from lack of peace to internal joy that only comes from God. Through the eyes, the soul looks to the outside. It is through the eyes that a soul is able to see externally, and because of that, when the soul is in distress, the eyes change. When a person’s mind and emotions are in turmoil, the eyes reveal what is going on inside. The eyes do reveal the heart of a person, the eyes communicate externally what is internal; the eyes are the window to the soul.
We can fake a smile but we cannot fake the look in our eyes, we can pretend to be happy but cannot fake joy.
One of the ways the enemy gains entry and control of a person’s soul is through the eyes. What we look at affects us internally, it is planted in our minds. What we look at becomes a seed and the mind adjusts according to what we look at or watch. What we put in is what we put out. We have to be intentional about what we look at or watch. We should guard our hearts at all times.
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.
Our eyes can lead us to sin. What we look at reveals the condition of our hearts. The Bible says that whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her already in his heart. Let us guard our hearts. The Bible tells us if our eye causes us to sin, we are to remove it and throw it away.
And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell. Matthew 18:9.
The Bible says that God hates a proud look. A proud look comes from a proud soul within that is not submitted to God. When a person has themselves on the throne, their look will show. What is inside is usually revealed externally. What is inside, the condition of a person’s heart, is revealed by the fruits the person bears. What is inside always reveals itself.
We are told that the eye is the lamp of the body and if the eye is clear, the whole body will be full of light.
The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 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! Mark 8:17-18.
If we set our eyes on things that do not please God, then our lives will be full of darkness, we will be building worthless treasures here on earth. The Bible says that all that is in the world, the lusts of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
Let us guard our hearts and take care of our souls. What we look at and watch is important and therefore we should be intentional in living pure lives before God even through our eyes. Let us pray for God to heal our souls from wounds inflicted by other people, ourselves, and other circumstances that are most of the time beyond our control.
The Word of God is food to the soul and it renews our minds and transforms our lives. When we know the truth of God’s Word we are able to know the perfect will of God in our lives.
And do not be conformed to this world any longer with its superficial values and customs, but be transformed and progressively changed as you mature spiritually by the renewing of your mind – focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes – so that you may prove for yourselves what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect in His plan and purpose for you. Romans 12:2.
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