Declare War on Lust!
The story is told of an ancient wrestling match that was particularly gruesome. Adrenaline coursed in each contestant's veins because of the high stakes. Each man knew that if he lost the contest, his opponent would put his foot on his neck and call for a sword. The victor would then thrust the sharpened sword into the eyes of his conquered foe.
Thereafter, the weaker wrestler would grope in blindness throughout the city as a public display of his defeat. This story is a sobering introduction to the tremendous importance of Christ’s next command.
“Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out . . .” (Matthew 5:28–29).