Eyes Are NOT the Window to the Soul

“Eyes are the window to the soul.”  It’s a well known phrase, and so old that no one really knows the source.  It’s very poetic, just not scriptural.

Jesus, in Matthew 12:34, says that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”  What is really inside of a person comes out of their mouth.  You will know the tree by the fruit it bears.  That’s a more reliable indicator than a person’s eyes.  He says in v.35 ” The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.”    In Matthew 15 Jesus is responding to the accusation that his disciples eat without washing their hands.  He says what gets eaten goes into the stomach and is later expelled; it’s what comes out of a person mouth, not what goes in, that defiles.  What comes out of the mouth shows us what a person is really made of. Continue reading