Matthew 6:22-24 Light And Service.
The eye, the very medium through which most people view the world, is either receptive to the light which God provides, or it does not (vv. 22-23 Cf. Lk. 11:33-36). Through the Lord Jesus the new man gets new eyes to see this light. As the psalmist put it, “In Your light we see light” (Ps. 36:9). There are some things which are black and white. One such thing is that the Lord alone is God, an affirmation of the first commandment (Dt. 5:7). Therefore, we are to have no other gods before him (Dt. 5:8). One cannot serve both God and money. To serve the latter is to make of wealth an idol in place of the one true God (v. 24 Cf. Lk. 16:9-13; Gal. 1:10).