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Only for a Season

Sin can look really attractive, fooling even the trained eye guided by faith. That is why we must guard our hearts with all diligence and at all times (Proverbs 4:23). Further we must pay attention to direct our eyes away from that which would pique our natural desires. As Proverbs 4:25 says, “Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.”  It was Eve, when tempted by Satan, that fell prey to the “lust of the eyes” when it says in Genesis 3:6 “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes . . . she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat . . .”

Jesus knew the tendency of mankind to go after what they would gaze upon, and thus in covetousness of their heart, stray from God’s ways. He warned not to look on a woman to lust after her (Matthew 5:28). Job was resolute in stating, “I made a covenant with mine eyes; Why then should I think upon a maid?” (Job 31:1).

Do we have the same resolve to follow the Savior?

“I am resolved no longer to linger, charmed by the world’s delights, things that are higher, things that are purer,
these have allured my sight!”

Psalm 101:3  “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes . . .”
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