The Scriptures require spiritual leaders to be a “One woman man.” (I Tim. 3:2).
Here are a few suggestions that may prove helpful:
EYES – Remember the song, “I Only Have Eyes for You”? We must determine to only “look” at our wives. Lustful gazes are acts of adultery. (Matt. 5:29; Job 31:1)
S. Lewis said, “If you look at ham and eggs with lust, you already have committed breakfast.”
EARS – How easily we can be sexually stimulated by what we hear. Proverbs cautions us, “For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil.” (Prov. 5:3)
LIPS – A man committed to his wife does not flatter other women: “Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.” (Prov. 29:5)
HANDS – Paul admonishes us to “Treat…younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.” (I Tim. 5:2). The manner in which we relate physically to our sisters should serve as a guideline in our association with other women.
FEET – We can easily identify with the statement, “I can resist anything but temptation.” Perhaps that’s why the Scriptures warn us to “Flee youthful lusts…” (II Tim 2:22a)
David stood and looked at naked Bathsheba and ended up committing adultery and murder. By contrast, Joseph fled Potifer’s seductive wife and remained pure. (2 Sam.11; Gen. 39)
MIND – It is only by the renewing of the mind that we can expect to live a pure life: “Let God remold your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good…” (Rom. 12:2b – Philips Translation) God’s word is central to the renewal process.
QUESTION: Are you allowing anything into your mind that is making the renewal process unnecessarily difficult?
HEART – Wise old Solomon cautioned us, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” (Prov. 4:23)
Thus, emotional involvement with a person of the opposite sex is often an early step in the process that culminates in the act of adultery.
QUESTION: Does your present attitude and pattern of behavior indicate a deep resolve to remain a “ONE WOMAN MAN”?
My prayer is that you are having a great week!