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]
Come back soon,