People who don’t mind sin have a bad view of God. Furthermore, people with a bad view of God, don’t mind sin. Your view of God and your behavior are linked.
Now, of course, this is politically incorrect to say, nevertheless, it is true.
People become who they think God is.
If you think God is a pushover, you will do whatever you want, God don’t mind. What’s He gonna do about it anyway? That being the case, you can sin and also take pleasure in those that sin with you. No judging here!
If you think God is a tyrannical dictator, you will probably become a jerk.
If you think God is all about order, discipline, rules, and checklists, you will become a flaming legalist.
If you think God is just peace and love, man, then you will become a fruitcake, rejoicing in all your “impressions” and “leadings” you get from your cute little mind.
If you think God hates sin and yet is willing to forgive, so that He might make us righteous, then you’re probably developing Christlikeness.
“The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.”
Jesus said these words, and He knows what He’s talking about.
The Single Eye is an eye that is clear, focused, and has a simplicity. It’s healthy and good, looking at healthy and good stuff. The result is that you become good, a reflector of the light.
The Evil Eye is an eye that is sick and diseased, it can’t see stuff well. Therefore, since you’re not seeing clearly, you will be filled with unclear clutter. No clarity, no simplicity, no light.
When Jesus says these words in Matthew, the next verse says you cannot serve two masters, God or mammon, as you will hate the one and love the other.
It speaks to the idea of being double-minded. The double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. That’s not good.
What you look at is what you become. If you are looking at the Light, you will be filled with the Light and become like the Light.
If you look at darkness, you will be filled with darkness, and become like darkness.
It is important that we deal with truth. It is important that we seek it out, study it, learn it, and become it. God has promised to do this in us if we come to the Light.
Do not fear the Light!