This is an unpleasant way to describe those who struggle with in-turned eyes. Imagine how awful it would be to have this affliction. You wouldn’t see what you were trying to look at. Both eyes do not look at the same place at the same time. It would be hard to read. You might suffer headaches and shaky vision. You might even see double.
Think of that in the spiritual realm. One eye on Jesus and all that he stands for, but the other eye on the things of the world, the time wasters that keep us from spending time with him; that keep us from living the life he calls us to live.
Think of the time wasters we do with that turned eye; too much shopping; too much bad food, too much chair sitting and too much bad TV. (Have you noticed that we all look at the TV guide, moan about our choices and then choose to watch one of those bad shows? Why don’t we just shut it off?)
How cross-eyed are you? What are you watching with your one good eye; with your one bad eye? Or can we all say a resounding yes to both eyes on Jesus?
We are taking pains to do what is right; not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man. (2 Corinthians 8:21, NIV)
Prayer- Father God, help us see aright with both eyes in the same direction…on you. Amen.