If we are open to God, we will see Him at work around us. If we are looking for sin, we will find it-or, it will find us!
25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty [with your eyes] or let her captivate you with her eyes [looks, gestures, and suggestive body language],
Let’s expand this scene. What captivates your eyes: a great automobile? A new outfit in a catalog or ad? New tools? A new gadget? And, of course, any sexual scene from commercials to movies, whether inferred, implied, or overt. Why? Because our society has trained us to look for more than what we have, to want more, more, more!
Sole Sufficiency is finding our satisfaction in Christ Jesus. We look to Him for our sustenance and to meet our every need. When we are looking at Him, we see what He sees: God at work around us.
Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. Jn 5:19
We must train ourselves to see what Jesus sees. Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to godly things and to turn away from anything ungodly or anyone acting in an ungodly manner. Even if it’s not necessarily wrong or bad, it can distract us from what God is showing us. Let’s fix our eyes on Jesus; He started our faith and He will finish it.
Try this experiment to prove that we CAN train our eyes to see what we want them to see: