What a blessing it was for me to grow up in a good Christian home and in a strong church that had a love for children and a desire for them to learn spiritual principles! At a young age, I learned Bible truths through both teaching and songs. One simple chorus that impacted my life was –
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see. Oh, be careful little eyes what you see. For the Father up above is looking down in love. So, be careful little eyes what you see.
The song went on to remind us to be careful with our ears, hands, feet, and heart as well.
The eye is our body part that sends pictures to our brains so we can see. Here are just a few of the many amazing facts about the eye from https://versanthealth.com/blog/15-facts-about-all-things-eyes/. 1) Your eyes focus on 50 different objects every second. 2) Your eyes can distinguish approximately 10 million different colors. 3) Your eyes can detect a candle flame 1.7 miles away. 4) Your iris (the colored part of your eye) has 256 unique characteristics; your fingerprint has just 40. This is the reason retina scans are used for security. 5) Your eye is the fastest contracting muscle in the body, contracting in less than 1/100th of a second (the reason we sometimes say “in the blink of an eye” when something happens quickly).
It is said that 80% of our learning comes through our eyes. With the abundance of media and technology today, our eyes take in so much – things we want to see, and things we wish we had never seen. Many have become involved in sin because of things they looked at. Billboards “scream” nudity. TV programs show people involved in immoral behavior and enjoying it. Violent and demonic scenes are abundant in movies and games. Pornography pops up on the Internet unexpectedly and uninvited. Even in everyday life, you will see many sinful things. Some of these things you cannot avoid seeing, but you can decide not to look at and think on them. Is it any wonder that the Bible gives us verses about being careful what we see! The Psalmist said, “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside” (Psalms 101:3). And Job said, “I made a covenant (promise) with mine eyes” (Job 31:1). This year promise to “be careful… what you see.”