“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying…” Matthew 5:1-2 (KJV)
Recently I received a phone message from my eye doctor aka ophthalmologist reminding me of my annual check up. Every time I go to my eye appointment, I see that something is wrong (no pun intended) with my eyes. I have been diagnosed with an eye deficiency called nearsightedness which means that with your natural uncorrected vision, you can see closer or “nearer” but objects further away become blurry. Nearsightedness or myopia is a refractive defect of the eye lens in which an image is formed in front of the retina not on it. The way I mitigate my myopic malady is through contact lenses. I wear one contact lens in my left eye to correct for my nearsightedness and with the other eye I read things up close. So one eye is assisted in focusing on what is distant and the other eye focuses on what is close.
As we size up the sermon on the Mount, I would invite you to place your faith lenses on because lenses of flesh will always have Jesus and His word out of focus. For our exercise of focusing on the Lord’s words consider with me a summary statement on the Sermon of the Mount. Jesus calls us to be fixed in a lifestyle that is faithful and focused on pleasing God and free from hypocrisy, full of the Spirit, fixed in truth, and full of love, grace, wisdom and discernment.
So join me next time as we focus on a few facts that will fix our spiritually myopic maladies with respect to how we see the Christian life.
Not a Sermon But a Thought,