What is the lust of the eyes?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Image Tammy Holtzclaw

Is there a difference between lusting and appreciating?

March 10 2015 Report

Data Martha Coleman

Yep! Appreciation is uplifting and honoring. Lust is degrading and wanting to selfishly use an object for one's own pleasure only.

June 07 2015 Report

Holland Christina Marie

I wish to share three verses I find to be helpful in identifying this in my life, especially the final one, where King Solomon makes it clear that "feasting one's eyes" is not a goal worthy of a Christian, not worthy of one who wants to be near Christ:

"I denied myself nothing my eyes desired;
I refused my heart no pleasure." (Eccles. 2:10a)

"There was no end to his toil,
yet his eyes were not content with his wealth..." (Eccles. 4:8 partial)

"As goods increase, so do those who consume them.
And what benefit are they to the owner,
except to feast his eyes on them?" (Eccles. 5:11)

February 04 2018 Report

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