Job 31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
What have you promised your body lately?
Did you promise yourself if you would behave really good this week, not eat too much, and exercised a little that this weekend you could have a double chocolate fudge brownie with hot fudge on top, ground pecans with whip cream and a cherry on top? Did you promise your arms and legs a little R&R after working extra hard? Whether we think about it or not, we do make promises to ourselves. Some promises are better than others are.
However, what promises have you made to your eyes? What have you promised them besides maybe a little rest? Have you promised your eyes you would not look on anything sinful on purpose? Do you dare make yourself that promise? Could it be you are afraid perhaps this may cut into your TV programs? Would such a promise maybe change the magazines you read? Might it stop you from going somewhere you wanted to go? Can you make a covenant with your eyes, not to look at sin as satisfying, not to view filth as fine, and not to see worldliness as wisdom? Can you make this covenant… this promise… this contract… with your eyes?
If you are a Christian, you somewhat already made this covenant when you gave yourself to God. See God detests looking at sin. It is sickening to Him when He sees it. Sin cost Him His only Son. Sin made Him watch as His Son Jesus was beaten, spit on, slapped, and crucified. God hates sin. When you look at sinful things in this world as a believer with the Holy Spirit in you, you take God with you. What did you make God through your eyes watch yesterday? What will you cause Him to look upon today?
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Job 31, 32 / Psalm 106:1-16 / Proverbs 3 / Ephesians 1, 2
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Jeremiah 20-22 / 2 Timothy 1-2
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