Matthew 5:28 NASB
But I say to you that everyone
who looks at a woman with lust for her
has already committed adultery
with her in his heart.
Human interpretation had limited the scope of the seventh commandment. In the days that the Saviour walked on earth, it was generally considered sufficient to guard oneself against actual adultery.
In His speech Christ shows the full scope of the seventh commandment, He speaks with divine authority: “But I say unto you the unclean lusts of the heart are already sin before God.”
The unclean look, that awakens unclean desires, is to be condemned. How often does this transgression of the seventh commandment sneak in, through the gate of the eyes?
Whoever gives food to unclean lusts within, is a lawbreaker: One stands guilty before God, even though the unclean lust is never turned into an unclean act.
How necessary is it to make a covenant with the eyes.
Sensuous magazines should be kept out.
God’s child learns that he cannot save himself from anything.
That urges the prayer: “Turn my eye away from the vanities.”
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