Be Careful Little Eyes what You See!

Every good gift of God may be misused. And so Ham, the strapping son of Noah was found misusing the marvellous benevolence God had endowed him with—his eyes. Noah boozed and lay in his tent in a drunken stupour not knowing he was uncovered. Ham ogled at his father’s nakedness, giggled and ran to his brothers to tell them the funny news, expecting them too to take a peep. But it was not so funny to his brothers. Their hearts contracted. The embarassed duo held a bedsheet to their shoulders, determinedly walked backwards and covered their father without seeing him. When Noah woke up from his inebriety and knew what Ham had done, he cursed Ham and blessed his brothers. His pronouncement came true to the syllable. Ham became the father of Canaanites who were decimated by the Israelites, descendents of Shem. From the moment of his failure Ham’s life was literally a countdown to chaos. He and his progeny paid a terrible prize for his fleeting pleasure. If Ham had been a wicked man God would not have included him in the ark. Maybe he was a good man who slipped into an abyss because of one careless moment.

Who told Shem and Japheth that staring at nakedness was wrong? Even before the commandment was explicitly written down, the intuition of each person which God had put in man warned him of this sin. Ham did not heed his conscience, whereas Shem and Japheth abided by what their conscience dictated. Ham’s descendants were like Ham but the descendents of Shem were prisoners of their conscience. That is why Abraham (progeny of Shem) was very particular to take a bride from the same lineage.

A wind of change is blowing across the continent and the theme of the entertainment media is becoming nakedness. The wind would soon become a storm. The more exposure the more

entertainment, it is believed. Inhibitions have been shed. Today’s films challenge the coping skills of a saint and most of us aren’t saints. The teenage tribe is getting used to more and more of nudity in the living room without a squeak of protest from the adult members that they are becoming desensitized to the sin. They are in need of higher and higher doses for excitement. Holes are drilled in hotel room doors and windows, video cameras are set up in dressing rooms and more such vile practices are rampant in our sullied world to see the forbidden things. Gazing at nakedness was an age-old sin (Hab 2:15). But God commands us to cover nakedness (Isa 58:7). God plainly considers public nakedness, lack of restrain and immodesty a reproach because it violates the sanctity of our sexuality (Ex 32:25).

Sexual curiosity is inborn. It is not a sin. But it has to be held on the leash till the proper time.

Everyday I watch the news for 1/2 hour. During the Nithyananda scandal I was away from home for a week and missed it all. When I returned, someone suggested that I watch it in the website. It was no doubt a temptation. But I told myself that when God Himself had planned it for me not to see it, then I did not want to dirty my eyes. I once caught a teenager peeping through someone’s bathroom window, reprimanded him and chased him. Another time, when a senior officer had stripped a boy as punishment for theft, I coaxed him to allow the boy to put on his dress. What do you do when suddenly someone dressed provocatively in revealing outfits appears on the screen? Do your eyes zoom in on where it should not zoom in? Do you have the implicit obedience to your sixth sense to immediately switch to the next channel or flick off the T.V. or more simply to shut your eyes promptly? Do you have the guts to cover the drunkard lying uncovered on the street?

Jesus said, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Mt 6:22,23). The sin of the eyes of one man Ham darkened his entire race of Canaanites who became a very sinful nation that God wiped them clean. This shows that Ham never repented of his sin or even suffered a twinge of guilt. Thankfully God is merciful today. He gives you a second chance, a third chance, a hundreth chance!

Think of it! The world can get into you through the portals of your eyes. When you allow dirty things to flow inside you, the light in you is replaced by darkness. How much more caution is required in what we see! Job was extremely strict with his eyes. “I have made a covenant with my eyes” he says (31:1) Habakkuk says of our God, “You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look on wickedness” (1:13). Our eyes also need to be lily-white just as our Father’s are (Mt 5:48).

How can we keep these two lights shining all the time, putting away the darkness in our body? The only solution is to anoint our eyes with the eye salve, which is the Word of God. “The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes . . .sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb” (Psa 19:8,10). Jonathan tasted a little honey and his eyes brightened. By daily tasting the honey of God’s Word our eyes will become brighter and brighter making it easier fo us to turn our gaze away at the moment of temptation.

If Ham had not turned a deaf ear to the promptings of his conscience that day, the story of Canaanites might have had a different ending. One wild moment led to a huge disaster. As for Shem, a little check, but an enormous payoff!

Be careful little eyes what you see For your Father up above

He is looking down below

So be careful little eyes what you see!

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Be Careful Little Eyes what You See!

Every good gift of God may be misused. And so Ham, the strapping son of Noah was found misusing the marvellous benevolence God had endowed him with—his eyes. Noah boozed and lay in his tent in a drunken stupour not knowing he was uncovered. Ham ogled at his father’s nakedness, giggled and ran to his brothers to tell them the funny news, expecting them too to take a peep. But it was not so funny to his brothers. Their hearts contracted. The embarassed duo held a bedsheet to their shoulders, determinedly walked backwards and covered their father without seeing him. When Noah woke up from his inebriety and knew what Ham had done, he cursed Ham and blessed his brothers. His pronouncement came true to the syllable. Ham became the father of Canaanites who were decimated by the Israelites, descendents of Shem. From the moment of his failure Ham’s life was literally a countdown to chaos. He and his progeny paid a terrible prize for his fleeting pleasure. If Ham had been a wicked man God would not have included him in the ark. Maybe he was a good man who slipped into an abyss because of one careless moment.

Who told Shem and Japheth that staring at nakedness was wrong? Even before the commandment was explicitly written down, the intuition of each person which God had put in man warned him of this sin. Ham did not heed his conscience, whereas Shem and Japheth abided by what their conscience dictated. Ham’s descendants were like Ham but the descendents of Shem were prisoners of their conscience. That is why Abraham (progeny of Shem) was very particular to take a bride from the same lineage.

A wind of change is blowing across the continent and the theme of the entertainment media is becoming nakedness. The wind would soon become a storm. The more exposure the more

entertainment, it is believed. Inhibitions have been shed. Today’s films challenge the coping skills of a saint and most of us aren’t saints. The teenage tribe is getting used to more and more of nudity in the living room without a squeak of protest from the adult members that they are becoming desensitized to the sin. They are in need of higher and higher doses for excitement. Holes are drilled in hotel room doors and windows, video cameras are set up in dressing rooms and more such vile practices are rampant in our sullied world to see the forbidden things. Gazing at nakedness was an age-old sin (Hab 2:15). But God commands us to cover nakedness (Isa 58:7). God plainly considers public nakedness, lack of restrain and immodesty a reproach because it violates the sanctity of our sexuality (Ex 32:25).

Sexual curiosity is inborn. It is not a sin. But it has to be held on the leash till the proper time.

Everyday I watch the news for 1/2 hour. During the Nithyananda scandal I was away from home for a week and missed it all. When I returned, someone suggested that I watch it in the website. It was no doubt a temptation. But I told myself that when God Himself had planned it for me not to see it, then I did not want to dirty my eyes. I once caught a teenager peeping through someone’s bathroom window, reprimanded him and chased him. Another time, when a senior officer had stripped a boy as punishment for theft, I coaxed him to allow the boy to put on his dress. What do you do when suddenly someone dressed provocatively in revealing outfits appears on the screen? Do your eyes zoom in on where it should not zoom in? Do you have the implicit obedience to your sixth sense to immediately switch to the next channel or flick off the T.V. or more simply to shut your eyes promptly? Do you have the guts to cover the drunkard lying uncovered on the street?

Jesus said, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Mt 6:22,23). The sin of the eyes of one man Ham darkened his entire race of Canaanites who became a very sinful nation that God wiped them clean. This shows that Ham never repented of his sin or even suffered a twinge of guilt. Thankfully God is merciful today. He gives you a second chance, a third chance, a hundreth chance!

Think of it! The world can get into you through the portals of your eyes. When you allow dirty things to flow inside you, the light in you is replaced by darkness. How much more caution is required in what we see! Job was extremely strict with his eyes. “I have made a covenant with my eyes” he says (31:1) Habakkuk says of our God, “You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look on wickedness” (1:13). Our eyes also need to be lily-white just as our Father’s are (Mt 5:48).

How can we keep these two lights shining all the time, putting away the darkness in our body? The only solution is to anoint our eyes with the eye salve, which is the Word of God. “The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes . . .sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb” (Psa 19:8,10). Jonathan tasted a little honey and his eyes brightened. By daily tasting the honey of God’s Word our eyes will become brighter and brighter making it easier fo us to turn our gaze away at the moment of temptation.

If Ham had not turned a deaf ear to the promptings of his conscience that day, the story of Canaanites might have had a different ending. One wild moment led to a huge disaster. As for Shem, a little check, but an enormous payoff!

Be careful little eyes what you see For your Father up above

He is looking down below

So be careful little eyes what you see!

  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
  hq@bymonline.org
  www.bymonline.org

For Donation & Contributions...

Home & NRE donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
Account Type: Current Account
A/c No.: 37268642054
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

Overseas Donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 1074703964
Bank: Central Bank of India
Branch: Vellore
IFSC No.: CBIN0280887
MICR Code: 000016000
SWIFT Code: CBININBBMDR

Gulf Donors

A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
Account Type: Saving Account
A/c No.: 35374362080
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

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To buy books written by Dr. Lilian Stanley, kindly reach to us in the follwing address

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Chintadripet,
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 +91-44-28450411
  blc@bymonline.org