Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh
and refreshment to your bones.
Last month, baby brother got glasses. For the past six months, we have waited for Barrett’s eyes to grow and develop, for his weak eye to become stronger. Each time we visited the eye doctor, we got the same report: the weak eye is just weak enough to need glasses.
She explained to us how, over time, the brain will begin to forget the weaker eye. It will receive visual input from the strong eye making it stronger. The weak eye will not grow or develop the stronger vision it should. It will likely become a lazy eye.
The first time we put glasses on Barrett, his face lit up for the briefest moment. He had a little baby jaw drop and you could see a glimmer in his eye.
So this is what the world really looks like!
It didn’t take long for this little toddler to prefer to wear his glasses. It’s almost as if he can tell the difference when both eyes see clearly.
Not too long ago, he looked up at the clear, night sky and declared, “STAR!” He could not stop looking at them. He kept his gaze heavenward, amazed at the little specks of light that filled his vision. It was as though he were seeing them for the first time. And, perhaps that was the case.
Solomon warns us against a spiritual lazy eye.
Our vision without the corrective lens of God’s word is fuzzy and unclear, just as Barrett’s vision was weak. We may think we see things clearly, but once we put on the “glasses” of God’s truth, we see things the way God sees them. Without that correction, our spiritual vision will grow weaker, giving us a lazy eye of sorts.
Put on your “glasses” every day! See your life through the corrective lens of God’s word. It will give you the wisdom to make the right choices (Proverbs 2:6). It will keep your feet from evil (Proverbs 4:27). It will make your path straight (Proverbs 3:6).
Put on Your Glasses is part of a series for my kids, Proverbs for Kids.