KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:28” But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart”.
To stop any wrong actions you must first stop all those wrong thinking and imagination. Dr Billy Graham of blessed memory, speaking on this verse said, “After the first look do not take the second look”. He added “mind the second”. He meant after the first look you have the opportunity to make up your mind either to look again or not to look. To look the second time with lust, means you have willingly chosen to do so, and therefore you are fully liable.
Now listen to how the upright and righteous man Job put it “I made a covenant with mine eyes, why then should I think upon a maiden? Job 31:1. He covenanted with his eyes that he would not think on a woman. You can do the same. The eyes, ears, touch, taste, and smell are all gates into your heart, but the mind is the ultimate part or door that allows whatever it is to get to the heart. Always remember that “a decided mind cannot be tempted “. As Job said, put the mind in the right ‘ path” and your actions shall also be right.
The apostle Paul says in Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of you mind …” The mind is always the control center of all actions, so renew it. Change your mental programming by feeding on the word of God. The psalmist asked in PS 119:9 that, how can a young man keep his way pure? And he answered, by taking, heed according to thy word. In verse 11 he said, thy word have I hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against you .Do not fight your wrong actions, just give extra attention to the word. Read it over and over again, meditate on it, and say it to yourself. As you do this you are setting your mind on the right path to determine how to act in line with your thinking. The Lord Jesus said all that I have said earlier in Matthew 12:33 “ Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit”. Feed yourself with good things (the word) and you would be good.
My mind is the door to my heart, I feed my mind continually with the word, and therefore my actions are always in agreement with the word.
Joshua 1:8 ” This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”.
Psalms 119:130. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Prayer Point: Open my eyes of understanding to your word in Jesus name.