Think of all the things that get our double takes:
Sunsets on the beach.
Sunrise on the beach.
Mist rising from the mountains.
The colors in a kaleidoscope.
A city skyline at night.
And James throws in this line early in his sermon: “But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it — he will be blessed in what he does” (James 1:27).
Which sort of changes that which merits our gaze, doesn’t it?
When was the last time you stared at “You shall have no other gods before me”?
Or did a double take at “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy”?
Or looked longingly the inherent faifthfulness of “You shall not commit adultery”?
How about we look intently at the right things today?