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I Once Was Blind: Part 3

As I was re-reading the book Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, a commentary on Matthew chapters 5 through 7, I read this section that so eloquently reveals our blindness and the remedy that I felt I had to share it with you.  The following is the the entire section from page 91 to 93.

“If . . . thine eye be single, they whole body shall be full of light.”  Matthew 6:22

Singleness of purpose, wholehearted devotion to God, is the condition pointed out by the Saviour’s words.  Let the purpose be sincere and unwavering to discern the truth and to obey it at whatever cost, and you will receive divine enlightenment.  Real piety begins when all compromise with sin is at an end.  Then the language of the heart will be that of the apostle Paul: “This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  “I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.”  Philippians 3:13, 14, 8.

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