Each year I have to go to the eye doctor and get an exam. Without my glasses or contacts, I am pretty blind. What makes it difficult is having a stranger look into your eyes with all kinds of machinery. It serves a purpose, but the level of awkwardness goes through the roof. The reason for that is that your eye is a lamp to your soul.
“The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness.”
A Light to Your Soul
The eye is discussed a lot in literature. Many authors write about how the eye is the window to the soul, and you can see into a person’s heart by gazing into their eyes. I’m not sure about that, but your eyes will often give you away when things aren’t right. Jesus backs this up when He tells you that your eyes offer a light into your life. If your life is clean, then you can see clearly, but if there aren’t good things happening, then darkness lingers in parts of your heart.
Scripture tells you over and over to guard your heart. The reason is that Satan can get a foothold there, and sin can start to spread like a cancer. What starts as a simple white lie or an act where no one is hurt eventually becomes a tsunami of sin that takes out whole families. The interesting part is that you can see it in their eyes before it gets to that stage. When someone is caught up in a sinful lifestyle, the guilt inside prevents the person from looking at others in the eye.
Your Eye is a Lamp
The key to a heart right before God is constant maintenance. You are a sinful person, and you need to be about the business of weeding out those roots of sin seeded by temptation. If you let them get out of control, it will cloud out any good going on. If your heart is full of sin, you need to repent and get right with God. Call those sins out by name and ask Jesus to forgive them. When you do this, you will feel the light of Christ rush back in, and it will be as if you are breathing new life.