Speaker: Jerry Cisar
Do you need an eye-exam? They say you should have one at least every couple of years. I never paid attention to that until I noticed that I wasn’t seeing things as well as I should. But I am not really talking about that kind of eye-exam. Do you need a “disciple’s eye-exam”?
Jesus tells us that “If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness” (Matt. 6:22-23). It sounds like healthy eyes are very important. What does it mean for a disciple to have healthy, or unhealthy eyes? How do you know if you need corrective lenses (a.k.a. glasses)? Should you just wait until you notice a problem?
Personally, I hate eye-exams. I’m weird, no doubt, but I’d rather go to the dentist and get a filling than have an eye-exam. In the gospels we see there were apparently people who didn’t like spiritual eye-exams either. In fact, in one place it says that they sneered at Jesus! This week we are going to explore Matthew 6:19-24. It is a text that offers us an eye-exam—a disciple’s eye-exam.