22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,[a] your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy,[b] your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
I want to make it known that I am not for legalizing the Bible and a relationship with Christ to a set of rules or things you should or should not do. With that said, you and I should think twice before we indulge ourselves in most of the TV that is on right now. If this verse is true, then we reflect what we watch in our very being. If I want to be God’s man, it may very well start with what I’m fixing my eyes to.
There is also good application here as well. I have been spending a lot of time outside with my wife this summer. We have been taking walks, running and biking on the trails and in neighborhoods. We do this instead of watching TV every night when we come home from work. This has helped me deal with some stress at the office, opened conversations between my wife and I, and allowed me to go out on my own and spend some time with God in prayer and reflection. A true testament to what this verse is talking about. You put good in, you get good out. I must remember that the opposite is equally as true or suffer the consequences.