Monday, July 27, 2009

Stop & Stare

Today, during lunch, I had another awesome opportunity to sit on the circle downtown and people watch. I do not like to people watch the whole time, as I know it can soon turn into judging rather than watching. Today more the less, was a day filled with starring, starring at improper places that is. Have you ever just sat and watched men go about their way when a good looking woman walks by, or a woman who shows a little more than asked? Well, ladies, let me tell you what happens. As I am sure most of you know, men think about sex almost all of the day, therefore, what do you think a man is thinking as he fixes his eyes on places he should not be looking. That is right, he is undressing you. Sure, you may say that he is simply admiring you but I disagree. If he wanted to admire you, why would he not say it to your face, rather than lust in secret. For to admire Christ is not to stare in secret, but rather to praise publicly (no I am not saying we should praise a woman for what she is not wearing, just a metaphor).

However, women, this is not all the man's fault. You are in control, whether you know it or like it. What you wear, how you dress and carry yourself will determine how often a man is tempted to sin. Mind you, even though a man is doing the lusting, you too are helping spur the sin and are therefore sinning yourself.

Romans 14:12,13 - "So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way."

Next time then, brother/sister, I ask of you to think about who will stumble with what you wear or do not wear.

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