MAY 13 - Proverbs 13 and Luke 11:34-36

MAY 13 - PROVERBS 13:9 and LUKE 11:34-36
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked will be put out."
Proverbs 13:9
"The light of the body is the eye; therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light."
Luke 11:34-36
Illustration with 13 - The #1 is made into an arrow pointing forward (singular and straight) and the #3 is turned is turned a quarter and made into a pair of eyes. Over the right eye I create an eyebrow sunrise (light) and over the left eye I create a cloud (darkness.) In this way I recall that the eyes of the righteous are desirous for light: they are clean, strong, and focused. The left eye represents darkness and the desire for light to be removed from it. This individual lurks in the shadows and seeks to hinder the progress of light.
"When thine eye is single" ... 
"If this eye of the soul be single, if it see clear, see things as they are, and judge impartially concerning them, if it aim at truth only, and seek it for its own sake, and be not sinister in looks or intention; the whole body, that is, the whole soul is full of light: it receives and entertains the Gospel in its full light, which will bring along with it into the soul both knowledge and joy.
Note: The Gospel will come into those souls whose doors and windows are thrown open to receive it, and where it comes it will bring light with it."
-Matthew Henry
And if the eye of the soul be evil, it will see things darkly: through passions, prejudices, lusts, and desires of the flesh. It will be driven in its conquest to initiate others into darkness and it will bring the shadow of death into the company of those it comes into contact with.
An evil eye that insists on remaining evil will be utterly forsaken by God, and in its end, abide in utter darkness, seperated from God and the light of eternity.
Because of God's mercy and great lovingkindness He remains long with the "dark of eye" permitting time for repentance and turning.
An evil eye that forsakes its way and renounces its darkness to God shall be made right and brought into light.
This is the desire of God ... that all should be saved and none should perish.
For singular eye, Lord, we ask and pray; for desires to be clean and pure. For truth to inhabit unclean thought, and for light to dispel all hidden sin.
Bring the glorious Gospel into hearts, Lord, which are intently seeking after You. Form Your word and holiness in the souls of those who are single-mindedly in pursuit of You.
For eyes dwelling in darkness ... cast the ray of holiness, light, and power. Bring to repentance those who cannot see through the blackness of soul ... rays of truth which dispel such darkness.
For eyes dwelling in light let them be as a candle:
Shining ... ever shining.
In Your light we shall see light.
Be Thou our vision.
1) We all struggle privately with specific arenas of sin in different seasons of our lives. By bringing those uncomfortably hard arenas to light ... we allow healing and transformation to occur and we become real. We become "lightbearers" to others.
Don't be afraid of the dark ... come into the light, my friend.
Utilize the "Contact" page if you are experiencing "aloneness."
2) Do you view yourself as an individual composed of light? How is it being transmitted through you?
3) When you were in a period of darkness, who became a source of light for you? Take time to thank that individual and lift them up to the Lord in prayer. Be a "light" for them today.