Proverbs 6:25-27– Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life. Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
There are beautiful people in the world and we see them everyday. For some of us, they live next door to us or share the same office space. However, a problem arises if we ever begin to lust after their beauty in our hearts. When we lust after their beauty, we become captivated by their looks, think about them way more than we should, and desire to spend more time with them than we normally would (if even for a moment).
So what’s the problem?!
1. You commit adultery.
Matthew 5:27-28 – Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
2. Your ability to think rationally is gone. When you become a piece of bread, your brain seems to become bread as well. You only think about seeing them, spending more time around them, getting to know them better, and wanting to please them.
3. Favoritism rules. Many of the decisions you make concerning the person whose beauty you lust after is biased. When you’re bread, you want to please this person and spend as much time around them in hopes that they’ll butter you up, toast you, put jelly on you, and eat you up.
4. Consequences are not considered. When someone is captivated by another, they don’t think about the consequences of lusting after them; if they’re married; or what can/will happen, they can’t ‘see’ beyond their captivation/lust. There is a price to be paid, and it may prove to be too costly.
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