Our chapter 15 in Ezekiel again indicates how godless his nation had become – and the prophet is told that “you will know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them … I will make the land desolate, because they have acted faithlessly, declares the Lord GOD.” [v.7,8]
Our world is “acting faithlessly”! Indeed, it is increasing; the spirit in the world is just the same as in Ezekiel’s day – and – until God carries out his word nearly everyone in the world will persist in their blindness – especially the belief of most – that no Creator really exists.
Our Luke chapter (11) has many interesting sayings of Christ for us to meditate upon – and receive the “true light, which gives light to everyone” [John 1 v.9]. But how dark is our world today, it is so very similar to Ezekiel’s day! How few (at least in this country) are interested in coming to the “light” that God so wondrously provides? His word is neglected – ignored – let us not be influenced by this spirit.
Sadly there are deceptive competing lights – only careful meditative reading reveals the “true light.” Jesus warns, as we read in v.35, “be careful lest the light in you be darkness.” The “true light” brings health to us and the result is, “When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light,” [v,34] How vital to have a “healthy” eye! But what sort of “eye” – we could be wondering?
How powerful and full of meaning are the words Paul wrote to the Ephesians; he prayed that they would experience “having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe…” [1 v.18,19]
This form of knowing – is knowing in our hearts. This results in us having an overwhelming sense of commitment – it is far more than intellectual knowledge; it also brings a sense of awareness of “his power toward” those who believe. Paul’s prayer should be our daily prayer – and also our prayer for one another – creating the wondrous result that, “when your eye is healthy” then “(y)our whole body is full of light.”