Bible Discussion Thread

  • Trina
    Matthew 5:28 - Where is the line where admiration turns to lust? Can a woman to look attractive and not sin, and can a man to notice without sin? Is lust imagining a sexual act? What if you're already married, can someone lust after their own spouse?
  • Harold Perry - in Reply
    Colossians 3:2, 23 (KJB) Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
    And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
  • Sandy Hatcher - in Reply
    I believe that if a men is already married that he shouldn't wont to look at another women no matter how attractive she looks. But at some point we can't control what the flesh want's as well so my advice is to just stay in the arms of safety and that's with God almighty and live accordingly to he's ways and not of man.
  • Ruben H - in Reply
    God created all things and looked and said It is very good. We do find beauty in all Gods work and a beautiful woman is no different. Lust is to desire--we can look and admire the beautiful women without desire. The were created for man to take as wife and go forth and populate. They are also admirable-lust is a sin but admiring is seeing a beautiful creation of God.
  • Ivan B - in Reply
    It seems that here Jesus demonstrating the state of mind that could lead to adultery. (compare James 1:14, 15). Even ancient servants of God understood that they should avoid looking at a woman with lust (Job 31:1). However, the Bible dosen't show that a woman should not look attractive. See Job 42:15. Men can notice lady's beauty and express their admiration, as it is seen in the Song of Solomon. But the motives are the key. David used to watch bathing Bathsheba with immoral intentions (2 Samuel 11). As for the married couple, please, consider 1 Corinthians 7:2, 5. Therefore, it seems that no one lusts after their own spouse.
  • T - in Reply
    Adultery is a/the action that breaks the covenant of marriage, and doesn't necessarily require lust. In this case (Matthew 5:28) Jesus points out that simply looking at someone in lust brings a charge of adultery.
    As for if one can lust after their wife, the short answer is yes, to lust after someone is to neglect/degrade someone's humanity for own desires. In the world there are evident relationships where this is taking place.
    Here are some extra verses.
    Ephesians 5:28
    Corinthians 7:2-4
    I hope this is helpful.


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