In Luke 11:35, Jesus says "See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness." In Matt 6:23 he says something similar.
How can light be darkness? Is he saying that the illumination we think we have is false and is actually darkness?
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I think so. We may think we see clearly and are in the light but are actually in darkness. Even Satan can present himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:4) and we may not see through his deception.
In the Matthew 6 context, it means that the love of money can cloud our spiritual perception. Our goal should be pure and single, it should be to gain Christ alone (Philippians 3:8). If we have other desires and value other things, what we consider the Lord's leading, may be something of the self.