“O Timothy! keep that which is committed to thy trust,” (1Tim 6:20).
We’ve been taking a closer look at the 7 things we ought to protect.
This next one is about protecting our eyes. Jesus said,
“But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” (Matt 5:28). In the Old Testament, JOB said, “I made a covenant with mineeyes; why then should I think upon a maid” (Job 31:1)?
Theeyes are said to be windows to the soul. I’m not sure about that, but I do know that the things of the heart defile a person. “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts…” (Mark 7:21-23).
Things enter our hearts through oureyes, and ears. So, let’s guard oureyes.
The EYES have it.
Pr 3:7 Be not wise in thine own EYES: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Pr 3:21My son, let not them depart from thine EYES: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
Pr 4:21 Let them not depart from thine EYES; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
Pr 4:25 Let thine EYES look right on, and let thine EYELIDS look straight before thee.
Pr 5:21 For the ways of man are before the EYES of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
Pr 6:4 Give not sleep to thine EYES, nor slumber to thine EYELIDS.
Pr 6:13 He winketh with his EYES, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
Pr 6:25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her EYELIDS.
Pr 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine EYE.
Pr 10:10 He that winketh with the EYE causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
Pr 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the EYES, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
Pr 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own EYES: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Pr 15:3 The EYES of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Pr 15:30 he light of the EYES rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
Pr 16:2All the ways of a man are clean in his own EYES; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
Pr 16:30 He shutteth his EYES to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
Pr 17:8 A gift is as a precious stone in the EYES of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
Pr 17:24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the EYES of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Pr 20:8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his EYES.
Pr 20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing EYE, the LORD hath made even both of them.
Pr 20:13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine EYES, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
Pr 21:2Every way of a man is right in his own EYES: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
Pr 21:10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his EYES.
Pr 22:9 He that hath a bountiful EYE shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
Pr 22:12The EYES of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
Pr 23:5 Wilt thou set thine EYES upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Pr 23:6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil EYE, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
Pr 23:26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine EYES observe my ways.
Pr 23:29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of EYES?
Pr 23:33 Thine EYES shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
Pr 25:7 For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine EYES have seen.
Pr 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the EYES of man are never satisfied.
Pr 28:22 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil EYE, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
Pr 28:27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his EYES shall have many a curse.
Pr 29:13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their EYES.
Pr 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own EYES, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
Pr 30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their EYES! and their EYElids are lifted up. Pr 30:17 The EYE that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.