Last week, we talked about the ear gate and asked "Is the Monkey at Your Gate?" If you didn't read that article it's very important to understanding how we receive information. You can read it here. The eye is another gate through which information enters into our minds. While the ear gate is the primary gate God uses, we know that the eye gate is also used by God for His good will and purposes.
"The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them" (Proverbs 20:12).
With the eye gate we take in all the beauty of God's creation. From the mountains to the oceans, the stars to the shining sun, in the smile of a little baby and the eyes of a wise old man, our amazing God is revealed to us by what we see all around us in His amazing creation. The eyes are also the gate through which we can read the words of the Bible. Therefore, the eyes are of great importance — and yet, God clearly speaks of the ear gate as being the more important. Perhaps that is because the eye gate is the primary gate Satan uses to transmit his lies and deceptions. The "lust of the eyes" is one of the three categories of sins that have been controlling us ever since the fall of man in the Garden.