Misdirected Sight

There is one very clever device that Satan has used ever since the time he used it leading to “the fall.” It is to direct our physical sight to things that fascinate us. With Eve, it was that very luscious looking fruit and the potential for greatness that the serpent hinted at. She looked, lusted, and “bit.” Don’t be too hard on Eve; how many times have we “bit?” Such an obvious trap and we fall for it over and over! Why? It’s because our sight has been diverted from Jesus! We focus on what we want, on what appeals to us, on what would make us “feel” good. The result is that we are snared. If we would do that which the inspired writer of Hebrews spoke of, we would escape the trap: “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2). Looking to Him involves much. For the purpose of today’s subject, looking to Him includes deeply thinking on what our sin(s) did to Him. It should fill our hearts with gratitude for the grace, mercy, cleansing, and forgiveness that His love accomplished for us. It should motivate us to listen to what He says to us in His Word  and obey Him. We should wisely appropriate His wisdom and follow His guidance. Our response should be love and worship. If we do these things, we will avoid those soul damaging snares. In the chorus of, “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus, Helen Howarth Lemmel gives us simple, but profound, truth: “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace!” Selah! What matters most to those of us who know the Lord? Is it the “fallen lusts” of this fading world or the faithful love of the One who paid the supreme price to salvage us?  Ron

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2 thoughts on “Misdirected Sight

  1. What a wonderful thought to ponder throughout the day! Looking To Jesus as we go along our way. Sometimes we forget that He is omnipresent, and that He is all loving. As a Mom and Grandma, I would be deeply hurt if my children didn’t look to me for love and guidance, or if they didn’t care enough to love me and spend time with me.

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