2. Men Struggle with Sexual Immorality
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Some people believe that women struggle with sexual immorality as much as men, but there is an important difference that can be found in the eyes.
The porn industry is comprised of mostly actresses, who are paid by men. The same applies to illegal prostitution where women are controlled by male pimps.
Most of the people who watch porn and participate in buying prostitutes are also men.
Men are much more visually wired than women. God made men that way. This is why phrases like “cat-calling” and “male-gaze” are popularized instead of “dog-calling” or “female-gaze."
Being visually-oriented is not in itself bad. Having an eye for visuals allows men to become writers, painters, photographers. Where men falter is allowing their eyes to control the entire body, specifically when sexuality is introduced.
This means that men are more susceptible to fall into temptation based on what they see. As Scripture warns, seeing temptation can lead ultimately to death.
Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death. – James 1:15
Much like anger, lust does not begin as sin, but can easily lead to that. While a literal death may not be experienced, men who become addicted to sex can easily bring death to their marriage, family structure, or job.
When lust corrupts the eyes, men make themselves slaves to a bad habit.
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness, how deep is that darkness! – Matthew 6:22-23
With the proper diagnosis, the Bible also offers a great solution. Thankfully, God can heal the brokenhearted and those with a contrite spirit.
There is forgiveness for the sin of sexual immorality, just like Jesus offered to the adulteress. Through God, men can replace this bad habit with something more godly and loving toward women, and themselves.
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