Whose Eyes Are You Right In?
The question of “whose eyes are you right in” has been around a long time according to scripture. Just doing a quick goggle search, there was over thirty scriptures, in both Testaments that made reference to this very question. Such verses as Proverbs 21:2, “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.” Isaiah 5:21, “Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight.” Romans 8:7, “For the mind that is set on the flesh (natural self) is hostile to God’s law; for it does not submit to God’s law, indeed, it cannot.”
God has His own vision chart that never changes and gives you opportunity to have clear vision; it is the Bible. It is not what we think, rather it is what He says that really matters. Recently I heard a radio scriptural apologist give a word picture of this concept. In the game of darts, a circular board is put on the wall with a bullseye printed on it. When the dart is thrown, the closer the dart lands to the bullseye, the higher the point value. However, in life, what we like to do-- is throw a dart against a blank wall and then go draw the bull-eye around what we give the highest value to what we think is right in our own eyes.
Often times, we do not want clearer vision, because we want to see what we like. Spiritual blindness is never the answer, because the loss of the game of eternal life is too great. Make sure that you are reading God’s eye chart clearly and it will result in what Solomon says in Proverbs 3:7-8, “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be
healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.”
Pastor Ruth Kaunley