They began to notice the daughters of men

//They began to notice the daughters of men

Wednesday, January 13

Everyone who keeps on looking at a woman so as to have a passion for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.Matt. 5:28.

The disastrous path of immorality often starts with the eyes. Many Christians who have fallen into wrongdoing have weakened their moral defenses by viewing pornography, reading erotic literature, or watching lurid material on the Internet. Others have allowed themselves to be entertained by sexually explicit movies, stage shows, or television programs. Some have visited nightclubs and strip shows or have gone to massage parlors for sensual massages. In a world that lacks restraint and that thrives on every sort of immorality, it is all too easy for a deceitful and desperate heart to spawn romantic feelings for someone other than a marriage mate.  Jesus said: “Out of the heart come wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, sexual immorality.”

COMMENTARY

It is interesting that in so-called non-Christian nations immorality and the glorification of flesh is less prevalent.

Take Islamic culture for example, where women dress much more modestly. I have never personally visited a Muslim nation, but I am certain their societies are not completely saturated with images of scantily clad women. For instance, an Islamic female would never think of wearing a bikini in public. Yet it is perfectly acceptable in the West.

young muslim woman in head scarf using laptop in cafe with friendsFor contrast, look at the typical female newscaster in America, with low cut blouse and hiked up skirt, compared with an Islamic female reporter showing virtually no flesh except her face and hands.

But there is a reason why women are conditioned to show so much, and it is not just to sell stuff – although on the surface that is the obvious motivation. But it goes deeper than that. In the West anything goes because Satan is intent on tempting Christians; specifically – Jehovah’s Witnesses.

As the Watchtower notes, “immorality often starts with the eyes.”  Keep in mind the demons —who were themselves originally tempted into immorality when they began to notice the daughters of men, that they were good-looking —have promoted sexual immorality in nations where Jehovah’s Witnesses are most prominent. That is not coincidental. 

There’s no question about it, the desire of the eyes and the desire of the flesh are what the world is all about. But that world is about to pass away. 

2016-12-08T15:10:46+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Commentary|1 Comment
  • Bklyn Kevin

    Certainly God did not refrain from punishing the angels who sinned, but threw them into Tarʹta·rus, putting them in chains* of dense darkness to be reserved for judgment. And he did not refrain from punishing an ancient world, but kept Noah, a preacher of righteousness, safe with seven others when he brought a flood upon a world of ungodly people. And by reducing the cities of Sodʹom and Go·morʹrah to ashes, he condemned them, setting a pattern for ungodly people of things to come. And he rescued righteous Lot, who was greatly distressed by the brazen conduct of the lawless people— for day after day that righteous man was tormenting his righteous soul* over the lawless deeds that he saw and heard while dwelling among them. So, then, Jehovah* knows how to rescue people of godly devotion out of trial, but to reserve unrighteous people to be destroyed* on the day of judgment, especially those who seek to defile the flesh of others and who despise authority. Daring and self-willed, they are not afraid to speak abusively of glorious ones, whereas angels, although they are greater in strength and power, do not bring against them an accusation in abusive terms, out of respect for Jehovah. But these men, like unreasoning animals that act on instinct and are born* to be caught and destroyed, speak abusively about things of which they are ignorant They will suffer destruction brought on by their own destructive course, suffering harm as their reward for their own harmful course.They consider it pleasurable to indulge in luxurious living, even in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes who revel* in their deceptive teachings while feasting together with you. Their eyes are full of adultery and are unable to desist from sin, and they entice unstable ones. They have a heart trained in greed. They are accursed children. Abandoning the straight path, they have been led astray. They have followed the path of Baʹlaam the son of Beʹor, who loved the reward of wrongdoing, but was reproved for his own violation of what was right. A voiceless beast of burden speaking with a human voice hindered the prophet’s mad course. These are waterless springs and mists driven by a violent storm, and the blackest darkness has been reserved for them. They make high-sounding statements that are empty. By appealing to the desires of the flesh and with acts of brazen conduct, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error. While they are promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for if anyone is overcome by someone, he is his slave. Certainly if after escaping from the defilements of the world by an accurate knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they get involved again with these very things and are overcome, their final state has become worse for them than the first. It would have been better for them not to have accurately known the path of righteousness than after knowing it to turn away from the holy commandment they had received What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog has returned to its own vomit, and the sow that was bathed to rolling in the mire. 2Peter 2:4-22

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