Genesis 39:6b,7: The eye-gate.
“Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, 7 and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, ‘Come to bed with me!’” NIV
Commenting on this passage, Matthew Henry points out how much temptation comes via the ‘eye-gate’. He refers to Job 31:1:
‘’I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl.’’
If we would guard our hearts, we must be careful about what we allow our eyes to see (and our minds to dwell on).
The apostle John denotes ‘’the lust of the eyes’’ as one facet of worldliness (1 John 2:16). This, of course, is not limited to sexual temptation, but it is obviously applicable to it. But it’s important to say that our eyes see many things we go on to ‘’lust’’ after. The advertisers know about this and are magicians with images.
To guard your heart you must guard your eyes. Trust the Holy Spirit to help you. He will.