Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, “If thine eye be single, then thy whole body shall be full of light.” The “single eye,” as we are meaning it, is joining by faith in the vision of God by His Spirit within us, so that in our vision we penetrate all things, seeing only One God at the bottom, at the top, in and through all things. We look in any direction, inward, outward, upward or downward and, as did the prophet Isaiah, we see only One — there is no other. “Hear O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one.” (Deu 6:4 NASB)
We call this a single-eye Bible study because of the fact that we do not approach the Scriptures, as some of us have in the past, as merely a text book or a manual, which we can dissect and make fit into some sort of infallible system of truth. What we seek in Scripture is that same One Person, who has, through Jesus Christ, brought us back into intimate fellowship within His bosom. It is His speaking that we heed and by His speaking we are sustained and fed.
So, in these passages and comments on Scripture that we offer below, we give what is to us the “word of God,” as testified to by the words of Scripture. What we will discover, as the Spirit opens the Scriptures in our understanding more and more, is that we find Christ and the story of Christ in some sense in every passage. The Bible is a book with one purpose — to reveal Christ, first to and for us, secondly in us, and then finally, as us. Once having seen “Christ in us” in the very person that we are, by the revelation of the Holy Spirit, the context of all scripture changes to that new inner orientation. Our studies will reflect this reorientation that happens to us when we discover for ourselves Galatians 2:20 – “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.”