Anglican Devotional 11 June 2024: Lust Of The Eyes Leads To Sin

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 11 June 2024 – Lust Of The Eyes Leads To Sin

TOPIC: Lust Of The Eyes Leads To Sin

READ: Genesis 3:6-7 (NKJV)

  1. So when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make [one] wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
  2. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.


The text today carefully and clearly reveals to us how Eve allowed her sight to lead her into sin. She lusted after the forbidden fruit after the serpent had suggested to her to eat it against God’s instruction. She did not stop at that, she equally gave it to her husband to eat and their eyes were opened thereafter. The opening of their eyes was not for good but to their shame and sorrow. It all started with just a look at the forbidden fruit but the result was disastrous; they became shamefully naked!

Beloved, beware of the lust of the eye; not all things are good for your life. The Christian life commands careful selection of what is good and godly in the midst of several choices. Not every dress is good for you just as you need to watch what you eat and where you go. Some things may appear harmless but they can be very destructive in the long run. Beware of the lust of the eyes!

PRAYER: Dear God, help me to keep away from lustful thoughts and desires in Jesus’ Name.

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