Nobody likes hearing about “dirty old men.”
It’s so much better to hear about godly old men.
That’s why it is so good when older men keep their hearts and minds — and eyes — focused on what is honorable, not shameful.
It’s bettter for everyone in their lives.
Of course, this is true for men of all ages. Women, too.
The challenge for believers to remain chaste in their actions and thoughts is not an outgrowth of Internet porn’s explosive growth.
This challenge actually goes back to the time of Noah, it seems, when people were constantly thinking of ways to live for the flesh (Genesis 6:5) to the point that God was sorry that He had made mankind (Genesis 6:6).
Even 3,800 years ago, resisting sexual lust was a real challenge for the faithful, according to Job 31.
But it could be done.
And, thankfully, the godly man named Job did so.
“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman. For what has God above chosen for us? What is our inheritance from the Almighty on high?” (Job 31:1-2)
Job was in the midst of great pain and heartache and being married to a faithless wife. Yet he had done the spiritual math and had calculated that an eternity of peace and joy while gazing upon the Lord was a better deal than a collection of “eye candy” moments that prompted immoral fantasies outside of marriage.
This principle applies to all of us, not just the men.
Let’s make a covenant with our eyes to avoid those things that dishonor God and poison our loyalty to living a sanctified life.
Colossians 3:17 is a great compass for us.
“Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all for the glory of God.”
As always, I love you