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Summary: The eyes are the window of the soul. Your sight is probably more powerful than you even realize. How well are you taking care of it?

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Looks that Kill and Looks that Save

Opening Illustration: A young couple were sitting at the admiring one another. A middle aged man was walking his dog nearby. The young man looked his girlfriend in the eyes and said "you know, when I look into your eyes, it seems that all of time stands still". The reaction was glowing and the man with the dog decided he would have to use this tactic with his wife. He got home a little later and grabbed his wife in his arms and struggled to remember the right words. Finally he stammered, "woman, did you know that you have a face that would stop a clock?" You can imagine the reaction to that.

1 Jn. 2:16

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (KJV)

16 porque todo lo que hay en el mundo--los deseos de la carne, los deseos de los ojos y la soberbia de la vida-- no proviene del Padre sino del mundo. (SRVA)

Man has five senses and each of these function as doors or windows to his person. They are touch, smell, hearing, taste, and sight. One of these has the potential to be more powerful than the others.

Mt. 6:22 -The light of the body is the eye.

La lámpara del cuerpo es el ojo.

Ps. 101:3

3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. {wicked...: Heb. thing of Belial} (KJV)

3 No pondré delante de mis ojos cosa indigna; aborrezco la obra de los que se desvían. Esta no se me pegará. (SRVA)

I. Looks That Kill

A. Spiritual Death

Gen. 3:5-7

5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. (KJV)

5 Es que Dios sabe que el día que comáis de él, vuestros ojos serán abiertos, y seréis como Dios, conociendo el bien y el mal. (SRVA)

6 ¶ And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. {pleasant: Heb. a desire} (KJV)

6 ¶ Entonces la mujer vio que el árbol era bueno para comer, que era atractivo a la vista y que era árbol codiciable para alcanzar sabiduría. Tomó, pues, de su fruto y comió. Y también dio a su marido que estaba con ella, y él comió. (SRVA)

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. {aprons: or, things to gird about} (KJV)

7 Y fueron abiertos los ojos de ambos, y se dieron cuenta de que estaban desnudos. Entonces cosieron hojas de higuera, y se hicieron ceñidores. (SRVA)

Here is the very first sin committed on the earth. It all began with the eyes.

God gave only one law in the Garden of Eden. Eve just couldn't keep here eyes off of that one tree. The serpent came along to entice her and "boom", she sinned.

B. Physical Death

Gen. 19:17,26

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. (KJV)


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