Since I was a child, I have always wanted one of my super powers to have is the ability to shoot laser beams out of my eyes. That is probably why I have always thought that Cyclops was really cool. The undisputed leader of the X-men, Cyclops posseses many intangible qualities and great leadership skills. Oh yeah, he also has the ability to emit powerful energy beams from his eyes known as an “optic blast”.
Cyclops can do a lot of damage using his eyes and as Christians so can we. However, the damage we experience does not impact others… it damages our own spiritual lives. We need to be very careful what we allow ourselves to enter our lives via our eyes.
In Matthew 18:9 Jesus says If your eye causes you to sin then pluck it out, It is better to enter life with one eye than thrown into hell with two” (I am not telling to gouge your eyes out but understand the seriousness when Jesus said that.) We need to be careful with the things we watch on tv or on the big screen. We need to be watchful on the things we read.Young men, watch the way you look at that fine girl you see at the store. (Matthew 5: 28 “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart”.) That goes for you too ladies. Be careful the way you look at the hottie you sat next to in math class.
Satan, the oppurtunist that he is, will use anything to trip us up and make us fall. Don’t give him the oppurtunity. I encourage everyone to be like Job and make a covenant with your eyes. Do not allow your eyes to look at things that isn’t of God. Lets strive to keep our eyes holy as we strive to be more like Christ.
When you hear that then stuff just got real. The Incredible Hulk is one of my favorite super heroes. If you have been living under a rock and you don’t know who he is let me educate you real quickly. A scientist by the name of Bruce Banner experimented with something known as Gamma Radiation. There was an accident which exposed to so much of it that it causes him to turn into an enraged man-beast when he gets angry. He would make even the hardest man in Compton run away and cry for his mama.
Hulk is one bad dude.
Now its cool to see the chaos that ensues from his uncontrollable anger in comics and on the big screen. But as followers of Christ we have to be careful about anger. Anger, it can be one of the most intense, destructive, and unhealthy emotions we experience. And if not careful we can allow anger to get the best of us and bring us to a place we don’t want to be in. In James 1:20 it says ” for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Anger can cause us to say things we shouldn’t say or do these we shouldn’t do.
In fact, God takes anger so seriously that we shouldnt even thinking about going to sleep at night while your angry. Is it wrong to get angry? Not necessarily… we are human but when we allow our anger to control us that is when we have a problem. Anger is what caused Cain to kill Abel. Anger is what caused Moses to disobey God thus not allowing him to go into the promised land. Colossians 3:8 says we should rid ourselves of anger, rage, malice slander, and filthy language. Instead we should replace all of those things with the fruits of the spirit (which you can read in Galatians 5:22-23.) If you struggle with anger, as we all do at some point, remember to ask God to constanly change you to be more and more like Him. Dont get angry so quickly. You might not turn into a green monster, but your words and actions can do just as much damage.