The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. (Matt. 6:22)

Most of us consider our eyes to only receive, taking in the sights of the world around us to help us safely move around, learn, and interact with our surroundings. Jesus helps complete our concept of the human eye by telling us that our eyes also serve to illuminate our inner life. They do that by transmitting to our heart everything that we focus on. What are you focusing on? Here are some things worth your attention.

The promises of God. It’s too easy to be distracted by the demands placed upon us by family, jobs, and others around us. Take time to focus on God’s promises to help you face these pressures and meet your every need.

The commands of God. If we truly love the God who gave His own Son for us, we’ll not only take the time to find out what pleases Him, but also do those things every time.

God’s statements about us. God encourages us in His Word by telling us that we are His children through faith in His Son. Focus on this deep and meaningful relationship to build your confidence in Him.

Let your eyes give light to your inner life by keeping your attention on the goodness of God.

Ask yourself several times today, “What am I focused on?”

Paul Zinter serves as a substitute teacher. He enjoys writing, bread making, and teaching at his local church.