My Eyes

Jim Gallagher

Job 31:1 

“I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?”

A covenant, like a treaty, is an agreement between two parties that results in peace. Job realized that he was at war, not with others, but with himself. The battle that raged within him was for control of his thoughts. He came to realize, the only way to be victorious, was to be certain his eyes did not look at what would stir his lusts.

I find it interesting that Job was not a young man when he penned these thoughts. His children were grown and had children of their own, and yet Job still had to guard his eyes against looking at what was inappropriate, and what would lead to further sin.

Jesus expounded upon this same idea, exhorting us to “pluck out our eye,” if it leads us…

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