"O Be Careful, Little Eyes"

Cover Your EyesTake a moment to listen to Job’s words in Job 31:1-4.

“I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?   What would be my portion from God above and my heritage from the Almighty on high?   Is not calamity for the unrighteous, and disaster for the workers of iniquity?   Does not he see my ways and number all my steps?”

While the lessons we can learn from Job’s integrity are in many ways universal, today’s thought is specifically aimed at men.

Guys, the odds are overwhelming that at some point today you will be presented with the opportunity to “gaze” at a woman to whom you have no rights. Why not start the day out by following Job’s admirable example? Make up your mind right now:

“I will not allow sinful thoughts to fester as a result of the inappropriate use of my eyes. I’ve made a covenant, and I plan to stick to it all day long.”

Do that, and at the end of the day, you will not be ashamed.

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He’s a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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