Looking at a beautiful woman

Luca Lalsie said:

When does looking at a woman become sin? Is there like a 2-second rule?

It’s not like dropped your burger on the floor. :squint: The Holy Spirit will tell you if you’ve committed adultery with her in your heart (Mt 5:28, Ro 8:14).

The reason I ask this is because it is always so hard, even at church when the woman dress stunning and I am just compelled to look.

You and I might have different definitions of stunning (Pr 31). :Plain:  She is responsible for her dress (2 Sam. 11:2–5, 1 Tim. 2:9).

the old scribe said:

I have been in the situation of being both alone and in groups with a woman other than my wife. This is easy for me when I do not find the lady attractive or have much admiration for her. Although, I have learned better because it is not always about me. I have fled like Joseph from Potiphar's wife on several occasions. Sometimes this makes the woman more aggressive and is always social embarrassing for me. I have even had women flirt physically with me for no other reason than they enjoy the power of making me uncomfortable.

And all this was mostly before I became so old and ladies were far . . . by far less aggressive. Today, guys you are fish bait and don't know it.

:thumb: Good for you overcoming (Eph. 5:25–33).

:thumb: Love your neighbor (Mk 12:31).
Spiderkiller007 said:
[Mt 5:28] I find this odd. I know I am no Greek Adonis and if my spouse thinks about another person, it really does not bother me. I still reap the benefits let's face it…

Do you? 1 Co 10:12. It’s not about you--it’s about God. He is in your covenant, as well (Mal 2:15). David knew that he sinned against the Lord (Ps 51:4). He repented (Ps 32, 51). His son didn’t, died and went to hell (1 Kin. 11:1–8.) Finish well is the point. [​IMG] 1 Pe 5:8, 1 Ti 1:19 

My pastors tells a man to ask his wife how long is too long to look at a woman who isn't his own.

God knows if your heart is pure or evil (Heb 13:4).
Restitution, flogging and the death penalty are sufficient punishments by the way. No need for jails. [​IMG] In Venezuela they feed their prisoners dry pasta and feces. In our country?--bacon wrapped filet mignon. We see the system works. [​IMG]


The Bible's Criminal Code by Bob Enyart

"...The Law was given to control the old Adamic nature, but it failed through the infirmity of the flesh. The Law actually became a millstone around the neck of the Israelite. It never lifted him up, but it kept him in slavery for fifteen hundred years. Its demands had to be met, but man could not meet them. It was indeed a ministration of condemnation." McGee, J. V. (1997). Thru the Bible commentary (electronic ed., Vol. 4, p. 690). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

"...1 Jn 5:16, 17 John illustrates praying according to God’s will with the specific example of the “sin leading to death.” Such a sin could be any premeditated and unconfessed sin that causes the Lord to determine to end a believer’s life. It is not one particular sin like homosexuality or lying, but whatever sin is the final one in the tolerance of God. Failure to repent of and forsake sin may eventually lead to physical death as a judgment of God (Acts 5:1–11; 1 Cor. 5:5; 11:30). No intercessory prayer will be effective for those who have committed such deliberate high-handed sin, i.e., God’s discipline with physical death is inevitable in such cases as He seeks to preserve the purity of His church (see notes on 1 Cor. 5:5–7). The contrast to the phrase “there is sin leading to death” with “there is sin not leading to death” signifies that the writer distinguishes between sins that may lead to physical death and those that do not. That is not to identify a certain kind of mortal or non-mortal sin, but to say not all sins are so judged by God." MacArthur, J., Jr. (Ed.). (1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed., p. 1974). Nashville, TN: Word Pub.

Not yours is the point.

Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. James 1:15 (NKJV)  [​IMG]

To deliver thee from the strange woman,
Even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth,
And forgetteth the covenant of her God.
For her house inclineth unto death,
And her paths unto the dead.
None that go unto her return again,
Neither take they hold of the paths of life. Pr 2:16–19, KJV
Poppyseed78 said:
It is natural and normal for men to notice and appreciate a woman's beauty. Like others mentioned, intent matters. Don't stare lecherously. Don't make her and other people around you uncomfortable. Don't embarrass yourself.

Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? Nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush (Je 6:15).    

The vilest men :greedy: are exalted (Ps 12:8b).

Such is the way of an adulterous woman; She eateth, and wipeth her mouth and saith, I have done no wickedness (Pr 30:20).

Starting with the family.

Slow Fade - Casting Crowns

Let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall (1 Co 10:12).

Some have made shipwreck of their faith (1 Ti 1:19b).
I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation (Re 2:22a). [​IMG] 

Receive this all with all readiness of mind. [​IMG] Then, go home [​IMG] and search the scriptures to see what is true. [​IMG]

Be ye likeminded (Phil 2:2a).

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so (Ac 17:11).

A_Thinker said:
The objective for the Christian is to exercise the self-control necessary to act in love and to bring glory to God.

So, we should do nothing which might lead to ill-effect for any of our neighbors (fellowmen/women) ... or which might reflect unfavorably upon the kingdom of God (of which we are a representative)...

[​IMG] We are to take our ambassadorship seriously (2 Cor. 5:20).

Looking at a beautiful woman