Defenses, brain tricks, bouncing your eyes, forfeiting rights. It all sounds slightly crazy. Man! We wonder if even Job would be a bit startled.
On the other hand, maybe we should expect a sound plan to look this way. Consider all the men who are called to purity, yet so few seem to know how to do it. How many men do you know who are sexually pure?
What’s the bottom line? It took all our resources and creativity to destroy the old habits and every inch of freedom in Christ to walk free from sin. We’d been owned by these habits for years, taking whatever women we desired with our eyes, whenever we wanted.
Freedom from sin is worth dying for, according to Jesus. And – it’s also worth living for!