Train your eyes – Lust

Our eyes are powerful receptors that can quickly corrupt our thoughts with evil.   If we fill our eyes with porn, the images become the memories we lust over.  We can be porn addicts long after we stop looking at porn!  Jesus explained, “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light.  But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness.  If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.” (Luke 11:34-36 NKJV).   When we look at evil things with our eyes, our minds are filled with that evil and our reflection of Jesus is obscured.

High standards: Consider God’s standard for his own eyes.  Habakkuk said of God, “Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong” (Habakkuk 1:13 NKJV). As God’s adopted sons in Christ (Romans 8:14-17), we are called to his standard of purity for our eyes.  Peter wrote, “as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct” (1 Peter 1:15 NKJV).   Since God commands us to be holy, we really have no excuse for filling our eyes with evil.  Disobeying God with our eyes is tantamount to pride, i.e. that we think we know better than God.  When we allow pride to creep into our life, we cut ourselves off from God’s help.  James 4:6-7 says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (NKJV).  We need God’s help in order to walk in freedom!

Television, movies, magazines and computers can easily fill our eyes and ears with unlimited depictions of evil.  These depictions cause memories that will hinder or block our progress toward obeying God.  We must shut them off!  Isaiah said, “…[He]who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil: he will dwell on high; his place of defense will be the fortress of rocks; bread will be given him, his water will be sure” (Isaiah 33:15-16 NKJV).   If we want to live in God’s favor and blessing, we will have to remove the sources of evil we are viewing.

  1. i-win
    October 21, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    baraka man…at times i get to understand stuff through hard talk straight from scripture…meditating on it!!

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