Expressions of faith: Just one look

Rev. William Watson

Rev. William Watson

The eyes are the main source we have in leading things to our minds, our imaginations, and our hearts. Just one look can be powerful and life changing. Many people today are looking for something, not realizing that one look is all it takes with God. Has anyone here experienced love at first sight? At the very least, it may have led to taking a second look. Some of you are considering taking a second look right now.

Many Bible characters brought condemnation on themselves for taking one look. In Genesis 3:6, Eve took one look and saw that the tree was good for food and pleasant to the eyes—and did eat of it. Adam, looked at Eve and the fruit and sinned also with his eyes wide open. In II Samuel 11:2, David saw, he lusted, and he sinned. The lust of the eyes demanded he go further, and he started down a slippery slope of consequence: LSD (Lust, Sin, Death). That is how it happened with David: lust of the eyes, sin, and the death of a baby. “Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth fourth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth fourth death,” James 1:15.

Christians today are very visual people, so we must set up serious safeguards. Make a covenant with your eyes when it comes to the television, the computer, coworkers, neighbors, and strangers. The good news is that one look can also bring justification and sanctification. What’s the first thing you look to each morning: coffee pot, newspaper, etc.? Peter, James and John took one look at Jesus on the mount of transfiguration and were never the same. We must look always to Jesus Christ—no one or anything else, and be conformed by His image in bringing about glorification in our lives.

My weekly prayer is for the reader of this commentary is to be spiritually inspired of God. Contact Expressions of Faith at P.O. Box 33012, Nashville, Tenn. 37203; or e-mail <mailto:w310watson@aol.com>. God bless!