Have You Sinned If You Looked Lustfully At The Opposite Sex?

Have You Sinned If You Looked Lustfully At The Opposite Sex?
Yes, you have according to this saying of Jesus:
“But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Matthew 5:28
But it’s not a sin unto death because this saying of Jesus was intended to make you perfect as the Father is!
Matthew 5:48 (KJV)
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
That was how God made man (male a female) to be in the beginning and how man was before he fell into sin. So the purpose God sent Jesus to the Earth, was to restore things back the way they were in the beginning, when there was no lust in man’s heart despite that they (male and female) were both naked.
Genesis 2:25 (KJV)
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
So shame only came after lust entered into their hearts via sin, but that was not how God made man to be in the beginning.
Hence, the purpose of that saying of Jesus was to restore man back to the way God made them in the beginning when there was no lust in their hearts.
Therefore, that ought to be the aspiration of every man who is a follower of Jesus; to become perfect as God is and made man to be in the beginning when there was no lust in man’s heart.
This Jesus was, being a perfect illustration of the ways of the Father on Earth, hence He desired for His followers to become likewise.
So do not settle for lust even though it just that of the heart, because God desires that you be perfect as He is without lust in your heart, so that you don’t give the devil any room to exploit.
With God, it’s possible to achieve this.
God bless.
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