You’ve probably heard the statement, “It doesn’t hurt to look.” Usually, this statement is made when someone is looking at something that they shouldn't be looking at. But what we look at always has an effect on us. The Bible says, “Mine eye affecteth mine heart…” (Lamentations 3:51).
In Genesis 3, sin entered into the world. Up until this moment Adam and Eve had been living in a perfect world. “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food…” (Genesis 3:6). When sin entered the world it all started with a look. Eve’s eye affected her heart and caused her to make the wrong choice, bringing sin upon all of humanity.
God says this about King David of Israel, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart,” (Acts 13:22) There is no one else in the entire Bible that has this said about them! David was truly a man that loved God and desired to live a life pleasing to Him. But in 2 Samuel 11, we read about David committing adultery and then having Uriah killed to try and cover his sin. The Bible tells us, “And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself;” Just like Eve, David was affected by what he saw, and it ended up causing him to fall to the flesh!
While the world tells us, “It doesn’t hurt to look,” my opinion has always been, that if you look at the menu long enough you’ll order something! Does it hurt to look at sin? Sure! Because it will end up affecting your heart, and you will find yourself in the situation that Eve and David found themselves in.