I was reading Matthew six and came upon a verse (among many), that I have wondered about. I did some research and found this piece by John Piper. I like this explanation the best so I wanted to share it with you.
What Is the “Bad Eye” in Matthew 6:23?
August 17, 2005 by John Piper Scripture: Matthew 6:23 Topic: Money Series: Taste & See Articles
The fighter verse (church-wide memory verse) for August 14, 2005 was difficult to understand. It seems to dangle in the Sermon on the Mount with little connection to what goes before and after: “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23).
Before it: the familiar saying about not laying up treasures on earth: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21). Continue reading “What is the “Bad Eye”?”