GOD HAS GIVEN Us the five senses so that we may enjoy what is around us. Among those senses is sight. We all enjoy looking at a beautiful lake, the orange glimmer at sunset, a majestic mountain, or a tiny ant. What could be bad about seeing, looking at, and enjoying, with our sight, the things that are before our eyes? A lot, if those things incite us directly toward evil. Let us take several examples from the Bible.
«The woman saw that the tree was good for food» (Genesis 3:6), and instead of looking away because God had warned her that it would lead to death, she enjoyed looking at it and she wanted to eat the fruit, because «it was pleasant to the eyes.» We know the rest of the story: sin entered into the world. All because of not guarding that avenue of the soul that is one’s sight.” Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar.
Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan» (Genesis 13:10, 11). Resting his gaze on the attractive and provocative plain of Jordan, “even as far as Sodom» (verse 12), and dreaming of the benefits it would bring him, led Lot to live where all the people «were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the Lord» (verse 13). Since «Joseph was handsome in form and appearance,» Potiphar’s wife “cast longing eyes» on him (Genesis 39:6, 7). improper look had terrible results for the servant of God. One evening, «David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold» (2 Samuel 11:2). However, he was not content with looking, but also took action, making one of the most serious mistakes of his life.
We must be careful with what delights our sight. Hence, let us decide that we will not look at evil, that we will not put before our eyes as a goal that which does not pass the filter of the gospel. «For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world» (1 John 2:16)
“I will set nothing wicked before my eyes” (Psalm 101:3).