Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:1-5
“Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, Nor let her allure you with her eyelids.” Proverbs 6:25 (KJV)
We have been endowed by God with sense organs which help us relate with our environment. These organs have been put into man to help him, not to control his life. Many people unconsciously let their senses control their life. The eye is a very important part of the body, yet the bible says if your right eye offends you, you should pluck it out (Matt. 5:29). You do not necessarily have to pluck out the eyes but you can guard the eyes from seeing the things that can cause you to sin.
It was the practise then that kings would accompanied their armies to battle but on this particular occasion, King David remained in his country. He encountered a situation that could have been avoided if he had controlled the ‘lust of the eyes’. His inability to control himself led him to commit adultery. Although, there are certain negative things the eyes cannot but see, it lies in you to control your thought process. Choosing to dwell or ponder on the negatives you have seen can ultimately lead you into sin.
Do you find it difficult to control your senses and guard them from evil? God has deposited in us the will power to control ourselves. The word tells us that God is faithful and he will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able (1 Cor. 10:13). Receive, from today, the grace to put your senses under control and let God lead you.
Lord, give me the grace to always control my thought process that I may not fall into sin in Jesus name, Amen.
With the help of the Holy Spirit, I subdue my senses to the word of God.