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Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 9:8 GNBDC

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Not exactly. Jesus was criticizing the legalistic habits of the religious leaders of the day. They were great at seeing the "letter of the law," which is what the law literally says, but they did not grasp the "spirit of the law," which is the intent behind the law. When you find someone attractive and then find yourself looking for a bit longer than you normally would, do a check on your heart and your motives. Why are looking? Are you merely admiring their attractiveness?

Or are you imagining them in a sexual manner? Notice Jesus' words in the above verse; He says that to look at a woman with the intent to lust is adultery. A simple glance or reasonable gaze at someone we find attractive is not a sin in and of itself.

When we dive into lustful thoughts in our minds is when we have crossed over into sexual sin. It may also be helpful to look at the meaning of the Greek word for "lust. Some people like to take Jesus' words on adultery and manipulate the original Greek to switch "lust" with "covetousness. But that is not a very accurate understanding of the word in this context. Even so, if that was the way this verse should be translated, our thoughts would still have to line up with Philippians , which would certainly prohibit lust.

Lust is a very dangerous sexual sin. The Bible says that it is "a fire that consumes as far as Abaddon" Job Abaddon is the Hebrew word for "place of destruction. If a fleeting sexual thought enters your mind when you see an attractive person, do not dwell on it, playing it over and over in your imagination.

If possible, we should also be careful to avoid circumstances that provide us with temptations in our problem areas. After all, "the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak" Matthew Look, it is totally natural to find attractive another human being whom God has created —males and females. To acknowledge a person's attractiveness is not a sin, nor does it necessarily lead to sexual sin.

It is just fine if you have a crush or find someone attractive enough to consider a romantic relationship. Even a married person can easily acknowledge, "That person is attractive," without being in sin. However, the line gets crossed as soon as we allow our minds to wander into a sexual situation with someone to whom we are not married.

As with all things, what we do with our emotions requires discernment. Guard your heart Proverbs and your eyes if necessary. Anyway, there's more to a person than their good looks Proverbs Controlling your gaze toward the beautiful comes down to knowing your motives. If you're looking at pictures of pretty people and finding yourself tempted to fantasize or they are invoking sexual feelings, then it would be best to avoid them.

Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?

You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. If you are simply admiring and feeling no temptation to go further in your thoughts, then you are probably just fine. If you are truly not sure, ask God about it, and He will give you wisdom James If your intention is to lust and fantasize about it later, then that is a sin. If you are simply admiring one of God's human beings, then you are probably just fine. Fight lustful thoughts by refusing to entertain them as soon as they appear 1 Corinthians Use discernment when handling emotions.

Guard your heart Proverbs and your eyes if necessary Matthew Jeremy is a homeschooled high school student. He enjoys teaching spiritual truth and helping out at his church. He believes in the sufficiency and objectivity of Scripture over the subjective and unreliable nature of the heart 1 Timothy ; Jeremiah He also enjoys pin trading, marksmanship, and visiting theme parks. Look up questions:.

What does it mean to look lustfully? What about looking in a non-sexual way? By: Jeremy V. Want to ask your own question?

Matthew 5:27–28

Not exactly. Jesus was criticizing the legalistic habits of the religious leaders of the day. They were great at seeing the "letter of the law," which is what the law literally says, but they did not grasp the "spirit of the law," which is the intent behind the law.

But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew ,39 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire….

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Is it wrong / a sin / lustful to look at a person I find attractive?

Matthew and Matthew are the twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth verses of the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount. These verses begin the second antithesis : while since Matthew the discussion has been on the commandment: " You shall not murder ", it now moves to the commandment: " You shall not commit adultery ". In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads:. The World English Bible translates the passage as:. Matthew opens in a very similar manner to Matthew , but it omits "to the ancient ones", though Gundry believes that this is implied. This verse refers to the commandment against adultery stated in Exodus This verse follows immediately after the prohibition against murder, and the Sermon follows this same pattern. The equation of lust with adultery is very similar to the earlier equation of anger and murder in Matthew Like the previous verse this is often interpreted as Jesus expanding on the requirements of Mosaic Law , but not rejecting it. This sentiment was not original to Jesus, being discussed in the Old Testament and in contemporary Jewish literature.

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But I tell you that if anyone looks at a woman ·and wants to sin sexually with her [lustfully; L with a desire for her], in his ·mind [heart] he has already ·done that sin.

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Comments: 3
  1. Kazisar

    It exclusively your opinion

  2. Nak

    YES, this intelligible message

  3. Tojanris

    Bravo, the excellent message

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