Bounce the Eyes

Job, an Old Testament believer, once said, “I made a covenant with my eyes to not look lustfully at a young woman.”  A few thousand years later, a popular accountability software took Job’s words for their brand name:  Covenant Eyes.  While we cannot not notice attractive people, we can, with the Holy Spirit’s help, choose not to look back.  We can “bounce the eyes” and resist a second look for the glory of God.  Martin Luther remarked, “I can’t stop the birds from circling over my head, but I can prevent them from making a nest in my hair.”  You can’t stop every tempting image from appearing before your eyes, but you can make sure that image doesn’t have time to build a nest in your mind.