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Monday, November 2, 2009

November 2, 2009

vitiated eye

“The eye is the lamp of the body -
And what the eye is to the body,
the intention is to the soul.
We may observe with what exact propriety
our Lord places purity of intention
between worldly desires and worldly cares,
either of which directly tend to destroy.
If thine eye be single - Singly fixed on God and heaven,
thy whole soul will be full of holiness and happiness.
If thine eye be evil - Not single,
aiming at any thing else
thy whole body shall be full of darkness-darkened.
As a vitiated eye,
or an eye that looks not straight and full at its object,
sees nothing as it is,
so a mind and heart divided
between heaven and earth is all dark.”
- Wesley Notes
and Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary
on Matthew 6:22,23

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