Belt of Truth
Knowing and Applying God's Truth to Real Life
Duplicity - Teachings of Jesus
Matthew 6:22-24 (NKJV) "The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
What Truth is Revealed? What a person focuses on in life becomes a controlling factor. If you are focused on Jesus, you become more Christlike. If you focus your mind on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, good report, virtuous and praiseworthy; (Phil 4:8) you will have a healthy mindset. The eye of the human body, is like the lens of a camera. It is the main junction where information from the “world” is gathered. The question is this: “What data, what information, is being fed to your brain?”
What is the Command/Wisdom or Promise? This is both a warning and a word of wisdom. Since the information that is being feed into our mind begins to control our thought patterns and behavior; we must be very careful to screen the input. To try to love God while cramming our minds full of the nonsense and filth of the world will only lead to duplicity. A divided heart is vulnerable to darkness.
What does this Mean and what Action should I take? I need to keep Jesus in the center of my focus; and with His help, I will walk in the light as He is in the light. I need to consider any and all of the “things” in this world that would take my focus off of Jesus and remove them from my life. The Apostle Paul had it right: 1 Corinthians 6:12 (NKJV) All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
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As revealed by God through the Life and Message of Christ; through the wisdom of Solomon; through the letters of the Apostles; through the inspiration of God.