What the Bible Says About Perceptions

what the bible says about perceptions, matthew 6:23-24

What the Bible Says About Perceptions

I believe that the Bible is the most absolute, complete, and relevant source of wisdom ever compiled.”  In today’s post, I want to show you where I found out “What the Bible Says About Perceptions.”

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" – Matthew 6:23-24

Our perceptions are the lens that we view life with.  Every thought, opinion, and experience is processed through our perceptions.

Jesus said that if our eyes are healthy, then our whole body would be full of light. The same is true for our perceptions.

If our perceptions are healthy, then our whole lives will be full of light.  On the other hand, if our perceptions are unhealthy, then our lives become a dark place.

Jesus also said, “If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”  If we choose to see all that is wrong with ourselves, with others, or anything else; we’ll inevitably find it. 

If we can’t find it, we’ll create it. Our perceptions have the incredible power to shape our circumstances so that they align with what we already believe.

One of my readers shared this verse regarding what the Bible says about perceptions. “To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.”  Titus 1:15  (Thank you Shelisa)

If we believe what the Bible says about perceptions, then we must honestly examine them on a regular basis.  As I said in a previous post, “Bad experiences and bad information result in faulty perceptions. Faulty perceptions lead to misdirection & disconnection.”

So what are your perceptions today?  Maybe your world has been a dark place lately.

Sometimes life is so full of one bad experience after another that it becomes increasingly difficult to believe that there is anything other than more darkness out there.  I get it.  I’ve been there, and I understand.

I think that maybe Jesus was thinking of that when He said, “I am the light of the world.” I can’t tell you exactly how, but I can tell you that amazing things happen when we allow His light into our lives.  The darkness that clouds our minds and emotions can be replaced with a hope and love that radiate a Divine beauty.

In Jeremiah 33:3, God says, “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”  I promise you friend, darkness must always give way to the light.  If you will have the faith to call out and ask Him, you’ll find it.

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Jeremy BinnsWhen I'm not trying to save the world from the coming zombie invasion, I love my wife, hug my daughters, write, photograph, listen, observe, explore, and worship.View all posts by Jeremy Binns →

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