The evil that enters through the eyes
“Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?” And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David. The next day an evil spirit from God came forcefully on Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the lyre, as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand… ”
(I Sm.18: 8-10)
There are words that enter the heart, attitudes that displease, unresolved situations, unconfessed sins, etc. Any of these examples, among many others, can be fatal by making the heart the center of decisions. And we know that when the heart decides … it’s an open door for the devil to cause all sorts of havoc. And with severe and eternal consequences.
This week, going through a situation, I clearly saw how the devil works, usually using circumstances without a true background, to provoke a spiral of completely opposite feelings to the rational faith. What began with an initial “uncomfortable” feeling by a misplaced word, turned into a “fierce” battle against hate, anger and hurt. And here, the path has become virtually irreversible. Why? Because the spiritual blindness dominated, prevailing over all values, including faith.
Saul was blinded by envy, anger, hatred, thus entering with an accelerated step towards his own destruction. It was only a matter of time.
I call upon your attention!
Do not allow yourself to live with any negative feeling, however insignificant it may seem. Do not let your children or family members nurture “wars” with each other, because of jealousies, old problems … I’ve seen it happen: Mothers who hated a loved one, whether it was a husband, grandfather, mother-in-law, and who failed to overcome their own bitterness, passing it on to their children, who continued to perpetuate this hate … Don’t do that! As bad as the situation was, the worst evil that’s done it’s to yourself and your family, by nurturing these feelings.
Solve what you have to solve, overcome old hatreds and grudges, or recent ones, it doesn’t matter, because the only place where this will take you is to a spiritual death.
You do not want to be “blind”? Then safeguard yourself and your family from falling into the temptation of the “evil eye”, as they have the ability to “blind” even the most powerful “king”.
If this is your case, expose this situation to God today and seek as soon as possible your spiritual advisor, your pastor, or pastor’s wife, in short, someone who has authority to help and guide you, the right way.
None of us knows how long we have, so the time is now!
If you have already gone through a similar situation, share with us your experiences. Surely it will serve to help someone.
God bless all. In faith!