Eyes full of adultery
2Peter 2:14 -
Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
In one of my previous mail I had mentioned how God through cataract operation of Saul renewed his heart fully and made him Paul for our eyes are symbolically linked to our hearts (our inner-man).
In today's message the Lord is telling us, people who lust after women or men are through their eyes filling their hearts with adultery. Like Jesus said one does not need to have a physical contact with another for adultery but in one's mind one can do that.
Men and women do not realize this world wants us to sin and be destroyed therefore by concepts of creative marketing is filling us with thoughts of adultery. A woman does not need to cover herself fully like Muslims women wear burkas but even a fully over clothed woman or man by her or his ways in sense of action or seductive talk can lead another person to adultery.
We need to realize our sense of dress, our actions and our words if they are leading others to sin then we are doing Satan's work and not God's.
One does not need to be ugly but also remember seduction is not beauty. One can be beautiful and yet not lead others to sin.
There is no way one can hundred per cent be safe on this for this does not depend on us alone but even on people around us. We can at least make sure from our side that we keep ourselves safe by been alert as to what we wear, do or speak and do not become instruments in Satanís hands for his kingdom. Paul points us to be sober in our earthly factors or desires to be safe as children of light.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are Holy and as your children You desire us too to be Holy. You and created man and women with understanding. In spirit we are made of your image but in the physical we are different so as to symbolize the relation between You and man. Your relation with us is holy and adultery is a corruption and disrespect to this relationship. Lord help us be healing our relationship with You and thereafter with each other...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, And their ears are dull of hearing, And their eyes they have closed; Lest haply they should perceive with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And should turn again, And I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.
22 The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is the darkness!
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me cast out the mote out of thine eye; and lo, the beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
27 Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29 And if thy right eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.
30 And if thy right hand causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body go into hell.
1 Thessalonians 5:4-8
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief:
5 for ye are all sons of light, and sons of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness;
6 so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night: and they that are drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, since we are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
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