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So what is the harm of a little looking?

 

The Eyes Have It

And if your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body perish, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. (Matt 5:29 NASB)

What does the looking really do? From a practical standpoint, we are usually looking at something manufactured – those magazine girls and boys are not real. Oh, they may be real people who really exist, but not in your life. So what is the harm? Aside from the direct lust that it causes, it take a toll on your relationships. Men, you begin to expect your wife to look like or perform like the women on TV. Increased expectations create dissatisfaction.

Let me just push this over to our worship of God for a minute. The first commandment is “Have no other God before me” and the 10th is “Thou shalt not covet.” Paul tells us:

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (Colossians 3:5 NKJV)

The commands come full circle when Paul points out that when we covet stuff we do not have we have displayed our dissatisfaction with God’s provision and therefore God himself, Who has clearly said, I am your provision. [Tweet This]

Thanks for stopping in today.

Come back soon,

Ben

 

 

0 thoughts on “So what is the harm of a little looking?

  1. Caddo Veil

    HE is my Provision, and I am well satisfied. It kind of makes me crazy when some well meaning soul insists I should have more--maybe you could take that up sometime. God bless you abundantly--love, sis Caddo

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    1. Ben Nelson

      Isn't it funny how spirituality is defined in different circles. Some think you are spiritual if you have money, and others if you are poor. Sad that we judge one another that way. Everybody knows it all revolves around whether you are a MAC or PC - (LOL)

      Thanks for commenting kiddo -
      love, Ben

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      1. Debbie

        With what Sis Caddo said .. .I've found then that I have to be careful, because those well meaning souls that think I should have more can influence me to think that I should have too! God bless you and thank you for teaching us about "looking"!

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