job 31:1 commentary

(Set apart: calling a worldly church to a godly life), John Armstrong - I urge pastors to consider an ‘eye covenant’ (Job 31:1) to protect themselves from sexual impurity (Ed: I agree with Armstrong, but submit that this covenant MUST be enabled by the Spirit and sustained by the Spirit - cp Ro 8:13. Run back to Galatians 5:16 asking God to give you the desire and the power to obey. Even righteous Job found it necessary to deal decisively with this temptation; he made a covenant with his eyes not to look lustfully at a girl (Job 31:1). We can never be too strong for this matter of temptation to immorality. Any charge of that kind, or any suspicion of it, he would repel with indignation. Why then should I think upon a maid - Upon a virgin - על־בתולה ‛al-bethûlâh; compare Proverbs 6:25, "Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids;" see, also, the fearful and solemn declaration of the Saviour in Matthew 5:28. Job 31:1-23 Job Asserts His Integrity. (NIV), I had made an agreement with my eyes not to linger on any virgin. “FAITH. Free from adultery, which ought to be punished by the magistrate, Job 31:9-12. The mind is a muscle. —DJD, See List of Sermons and Articles on Sexual Purity by Dr Piper, Lust is Like Drunkenness - Youtube audio by John Piper. 4 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps? I married a virgin. Since I had made such a covenant, why should I not keep it? Or, why then should I consider, or contemplate, or look curiously, or thoughtfully, or diligently? (1) I made a covenant with mine eyes.—Job makes one grand profession of innocence, rehearsing his manner of life from the first; and here he does not content himself with traversing the accusations of his friends, but professes his innocence also of sins less manifest to the observance of others, and affecting the secret conduct and the heart—namely, sensual transgression and idolatry. BILLY GRAHAM'S SECRETARY SAYS - I have always appreciated, from a moral point of view, how the men have been in their attitude toward the secretaries. Don't just biopsy it! The hunters would smear something vile, dirty, defiling around the entrance of his hole. 5 when the Almighty was yet with me,. He catalogued the steps of lust from “looking upon a virgin” (Job 31:1), to allowing one’s heart to follow one’s eyes (Job 31:7), to finally allowing oneself to be enticed by a woman and then scheming to have her (Job 31:9). Job has taken a strange turn in his attitude now that these awful things are happening to him. (TEV), A covenant I made for mine eyes, And what--do I attend to a virgin? 4. The need for warfare against the bombardment of visual temptation to fixate on sexual images is urgent. One by one he picks up the relics—gold coins, a compass, fine clothing—and tries to discern their meaning. John Hartley - Job begins his oath of innocence with an affirmation. ", Job comes from the dawn of civilization, and yet Job in the world of his day knows that in order to keep clean (holy) before God he has to be careful about what he sees (cp 2Cor 7:1). So rather than defile itself, the ermine refused to enter and instead would turn around and face the dogs, in effect giving its life, rather than suffering defilement! For women it is less obvious, but just as great if we broaden the scope of temptation to food or figure or relational fantasies. It must be glorious truth and beautiful knowledge. Like Job, make a covenant with your eyes (Job 31:1)—or with your ears, or with whatever sensations lead you into evil thoughts. and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity? It brings irreparable is grace (Pro 6:33). 1. He makes a covenant with his eyes. Play this song by Casting Crowns asking the Holy Spirit to search your heart and see if there is any hurtful way in it and to remove it far from you. 4:12–13); and He will judge both. 9:8; Mt 5:28). On חלק and נחלה used of allotted, adjudged punishment, comp. Trappers find the ermine's hole (home) knowing he would run there to hide. This advice may be more needful for men than women because they are more apt to be visually stimulated, but it does apply to both. The networks are not committed to portraying Christian values. If Job found it necessary to make this kind of commitment in the day in which he lived, how much more do we need it in today’s society—where sexual lust is exploited even to advertise spark plugs! Fight fire with fire. Seeing I was obliged, and accordingly took care, to guard mine eyes, I was upon the same reason obliged to restrain my imagination. Don’t say, “That’s just not me.” What steps have you taken to waken affection for Jesus? Sin is vanity, unjust gain is vanity, self conceit is vanity, and, indeed, all that is not of God comes under the same head. Develop the discipline of never taking that second look. And so sunesis describes the putting together, grasping or exhibiting quick comprehension. Enable me to travel so swiftly in the road to heaven that I may not stop long enough within sight of vanity to be fascinated thereby. There is probably no area in which Christians fail more than in what they allow to enter their minds through the media. There is a great beauty in Job’s expression in this verse, of having made a covenant with his eyes, to preserve, under grace, the chastity of the mind and body. Something vile, something dirty, something defiling. Jon Courson - Job begins by declaring he has not been guilty of lust. E – ENJOY a superior satisfaction. Job's blameless record as a neighbor and city official (Job 29:12-17; 31:16-23), including pure inward motivations (Job 31:1-2,24-25,33-34) and attitudes (Job 31:1,7,9,26-27,29-30) toward God and neighbor, are lofty ethical standards to emulate. By the eye, the lust of the flesh is frequently excited: and our adored Redeemer hath set it down as uncleanness and adultery already committed, if a man so looks on a woman as to lust after her. 1-4. COMMENT: The Israelites were to add tassels to their garments as a reminder to obey the commandments of God and to live holy lives before Him, and as a reminder of God's deliverance from the bondage of Egypt. It shows the preserving power of increased life to keep us from the evils which are around us, and it, also, tells us where that increased life must come from, namely, from the Lord alone. And do it for Jesus’s sake. June Hunt - God would never tell you to stop lusting without giving you the power to stop. He understood the spiritual nature of God's commandments, as reaching to the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hold it. It shows the dedication of Job to be pure. One reason lust reigns in so many is that Christ has so little appeal. We can't switch to another channel!" The next time you are tempted or in trouble, remember that God is watching and listening. It is one thing to see and admire an attractive person, but it is quite something else to look for the purpose of lusting in the heart. Guard your eyes. They know where your eyes go. OCL Solicitors, absolute moneylaw pinnacle tippity top top . 3 Doth not calamity overtake the wicked. The second stich is grammatically a question, “How could I look at a girl [bĕtûlâ, “virgin”]?” The effect, however, is that of a negative sentence. But sometimes accidents happen on purpose, don’t they, like in a motel room, flipping through the channels on television? If not, you are destined to succumb to moral temptation, because you are half-hearted. On the other hand, if we would be full of life as to the things of God we must keep ourselves apart from sin and folly, or the eyes will soon captivate the mind, and, like Samson, who could slay his thousands, we may ourselves be overcome through the lusts which enter by the eye. (John Trapp). Hippolytus wrote "He who looks upon a woman, even though he escape the temptation, does not come away pure of all lust. Read Job 31 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). I have in mind men and women. Job 31:1 Commentary. He accidentally saw her. Hence we read of wanton eyes (Isa. And even more tragic, immorality has invaded the church at every level, from teenage to mid-life, so that no age group is untouched. When talking with the opposite sex, one should always maintain eye contact. Yes, we ultimately have to make the choice to turn our eyes, but we can only do so in the liberty and freedom provided by the enabling power of the Holy Spirit Who indwells every believer (Ro 8:13-note). They lived up to their convictions. These two Old Testament saints are commended by God Himself as among the most righteous who ever lived (Ezekiel 14:14); yet both found it necessary to make a commitment regarding some specific area of temptation. Write a letter. Jesus tells us there must be a mortification of the eyes, that we must control our eyes. If you do not get earnest about purity, you will not succeed in being pure. Some say it is such a cardinal sin and avoidance of it bespeaks such a high level of purity that it comes first and ties in with God, who “sees my ways” (Job 31:4). If my step hath turned out of the way] sc. In no way! And they would take and smear filth around the hole. Job is not an Israelite, he is without the pale of the positive, Sinaitic revelation; his religion is the old patriarchal religion, which even in the present day is called dı̂n Ibrâhı̂m (the religion of Abraham), or dı̂n el-bedu (the religion of the steppe) as the religion of those Arabs who are not Moslem, or at least influenced by the penetrating Islamism, and is called by Mejânı̂shı̂ el-hanı̂fı̂je (vid., supra, p. 362, note) as the patriarchally orthodox religion. In form, this is a retroactive oath of covenant allegiance (cf. The Waw of וּמה is, as in Job 31:14, copulative: and if I had done it, what punishment might I have looked for? And then you say by God's grace I will stay clean. Don’t be fatalistic. Fight! We must understand that much of the heresy we observe today has roots that are moral rather than intellectual. (The sermon on the mount: the message of the kingdom), Rob Morgan - Be Careful What You See (cf 2Sa 11:1–5). (cp Col 3:5-note, Pr 5:22-note; note) The combination of these words, "discern between" is used in 1Ki 3:9, "That I may discern between good and evil." Dearly beloved, be careful here. Job’s Final Defense - Job continued his discourse: “How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, when his lamp shone on my head and by his light I walked through darkness! Furthermore, God above looks down and sees both our actions and “the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Heb. Such a covenant is so commendable. Certainly this involves television and movies. Thank God you have escaped her: ‘The abhorred of the Lord shall fall into her ditch.’ (Prov. Deuteronomy 4:29, God says, "But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find Him, if thou seek Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul." Eccl 2:10 And all that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. (1)look not oh yourselves as innocent because not actual idolaters. Cut off your hand! Kent Hughes - Of course, this great principle of mortification has universal application to all areas of life, but here Jesus specifically applies it to sensuality. Some would move it closer to Job 31:9, which addresses adultery. Certainly this also applies to books, magazines, and newspapers. 2 What then would be the dispensation of Eloah from above, And the inheritance of the Almighty from the heights -. Nay, she did not promise you the content of a good conscience. The violence, sex, and materialism on TV can make us insensitive to our calling as Christians to be salt and light in a sinful world. Her comments on the ethics of Mr. Graham, Cliff Barrows, George Beverly Shea, and the rest of the male members of the team make the point. Bibliography . John Trapp Complete Commentary. So, Job had made a promise – as it were – with his eyes. Seriousness of the covenant. --- Millie Dienert has worked with the Billy Graham team for forty years. Enter into your rest.”. When the heart is full of grace the eyes will be cleansed from impurity. On the contrary, his confession, which he lays down in this third monologue, coincides remarkably with the ten commandments of piety (el-felâh) peculiar to the dı̂n Ibrâhı̂m, although it differs in this respect, that it does not give the prominence to submission to the dispensations of God, that teslı̂m which, as the whole of this didactic poem teaches by its issue, is the duty of the perfectly pious; also bravery in defence of holy property and rights is wanting, which among the wandering tribes is accounted as an essential part of the hebbet er-rı̂h (inspiration of the Divine Being), i.e., active piety, and to which it is similarly related, as to the binding notion of "honour" which was coined by the western chivalry of the middle ages. Men are aroused primarily by sight. James 1:14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. Some may see this progression as normal, natural, or unavoidable. He understood the spiritual nature of God's commandments, as reaching to the thoughts and intents of the heart. Heb 4:13-note says that "all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." Job 31:1 COMMENTARY Making a Covenant With My Eyes Updated September 10, 2014. We may remark here, that if a man wishes to maintain purity of life, he must make just such a covenant as this with himself - one so sacred, so solemn, so firm, that he will not suffer his mind for a moment to harbor an improper thought. 5:28. Get totally clean. Am I suggesting a new legalism with a list of yeses and nos? Our friend’s “reminder verse” is a quote from Job, and it continues, “Why then should I look upon a young woman?” Like many of us, Job had promised himself to stay free of lust. (t) Musaeus de Heron. It's the principle of purification. Joseph Caryl - The eye is apt to make a stand, or fix itself, when we come in view of an ensnaring object; therefore it is our duty to hasten it away, or to pray that God would make it pass off from it… He that feareth burning must take heed of playing with fire: he that feareth drowning must keep out of deep waters. Be tough and warlike. Does holiness and moral purity mean that much to you? We can hardly read a newspaper report of anything of this kind without having our minds in some degree defiled. Ordinarily it is punished in this life (Num 25:6; 1Co 10:8). That's verse 9. If your TSC command is not found in MacOS after proper installation of TypeScript (using the following command: $ sudo npm install -g typescript, then ensure Node /bin path is added to the PATH variable in .bash_profile. It means that when you come across seductive pictures of women, you must turn the page quickly without scrutinizing the details. Evidently, he understood the potential danger of spending hours alone in front of a computer with easy access to indecent images. 325, b. And Paul for this reason kept ‘under his body, and brought it into subjection’ 1Co 9:27-note”, Some cross references to ponder as you meditate on Job 31:1…, Ge 6:1 Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,2 that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. The הוּא, which gives prominence to the subject, means Him who punishes the unchaste. 29 And Job again z took up his discourse, and said:. He rose one night, walked on the rooftop, and looked on the houses below. Make a covenant with thine eyes (Job 31:1). Comment: The word "understand" is sunesis (from suniemi [word study] = to comprehend, reason out in turn derived from sun = with + hiemi = send) literally means a sending together or a bringing together. Have you said, O my God, with all of my heart I determine to be pure. We need to make a covenant with our eyes. This particular ermine had a coat of snow white. We must stock our minds with the superior promises and pleasures of Jesus. His purpose, also, not to think on this subject, showed the extent of the restriction imposed on himself. Post a verse on your computer screen, television, or the dashboard of your car, and remember, “God did not call us to uncleanness” but to holiness (1Th. A godly man (one who is trying to be so) must not take a second look. In simplest terms, this forbids a second look. Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house, when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me, This passage is the origin of the Jewish tallit (Heb.) He would not so much as admit a wanton look. Casting Crowns sings a song that is more that a song -- it is a description of a culture which has lost it's moral moorings, and sadly has slowly crept into the church, impacting especially the men! There is much emphasis in the expression used here by Job. How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you should have determined ahead of time how you would respond? The eyes, says a Talmudic proverb, are the procuresses of sin (סרסורי דחטאה נינהו); "to close his eyes, that they may not feast on evil," is, in Isaiah 33:15, a clearly defined line in the picture of him on whom the everlasting burnings can have no hold. At the risk of sounding super-pious and goody-goody, I have tried to make this one of the canons of my own life. Job focuses on his eyes, because they let in the objects of lust into the heart (Mt 5:28, Joshua 7:21), and because the signs of lust in the heart appear especially in the eyes (Ge 39:7 Pr 6:25). Confused and bewildered and puzzled by what is happening, he simply blurts out his thoughts. Joseph’s views of this subject was similar to Job’s, that wickedness is against God. Job’s concern with the potential hazard in a lustful gaze points toward the standard set by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount: whoever looks lustfully on a woman sins (Mt 5:28). A sailor awakes from a deep sleep and discovers treasure strewn about, relics from a civilization he can barely remember. As the dogs drove the ermine to his hole to get away, the snow white animal would see the filth and, realize it would have to defile its coat in order to enter his hole. CHAPTER 31. In the OT the eyes were considered the gateway to the heart, for their gaze may arouse the deepest desires and so spur their owner to transgress God’s laws (e.g., Ge 3:6; 2Sa 11:2; cf. A lustful look quickly becomes an impure thought. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. By Him who observes his walk on every side, and counts (יספּור, plene, according to Ew. It is also remarkable that the Moslem salutation selâm occurs only as a sign in war among the wandering tribes, and that the guest parts from his host with the words: dâimâ besât el-Chalı̂l̂ lâ maqtû‛ walâ memnû‛, i.e., mayest thou always have Abraham's table, and plenty of provisions and guests. God's Word does not fail. Lust grows fast in the garden of leisure. In college, I kept a motto on my desk and it said this, "He who would not fall down ought not to walk in slippery places." התבּונן על is intended to express a fixed and inspection (comp. He wisheth God would answer, and his words might be recorded, Job 31:35-37. This is what's happening. He may be speaking of more than ordinary lust, that is of the worship of the fertility goddesses so popular in Old Testament times. See also 2Pe 2:14 1Jo 2:16. I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? These are the souls that God is pleased to use to spread the Good News… We are called as a church to create a culture that nurtures purity. Such was his sense of the importance of this, and of the danger to which man was exposed, that he had solemnly resolved not to think upon a young female. MANAGE NEWSLETTERS. Joseph's exclamation, Genesis 39:9); Schultens correctly: est indignatio repellens vehementissime et negans tale quicquam committi par esse; the transition of the מה, Arab. Bible Commentary Job 31:1-32:1. Job openly acknowledged the power of sexual appetites. Job 2:3. See also 2 Peter 2:14 1Jo 2:16. Job’s Summary Defense. I'm glad I did. Bible Commentary: Job 31:1-32:1. Job 31:4. So far have I been from wallowing in the mire of uncleanness, or any gross wickedness, wherewith you charge me, that I have abstained even from the least occasions and appearances of evil, having made a solemn resolution within myself, and a solemn covenant and promise to God, that I would not wantonly or lustfully fix mine eyes or gaze upon a maid, lest mine eyes should affect my heart, and stir me up to further filthiness. Keep yourself strong spirituality or sin will overcome you. Nay, I know not whether I did wholly escape her or no. The culture of modesty—the culture of respect. Cut it out completely!. But this is unfounded. 12. Determination. Job 30:31 : Job 31:2 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. If the eyes do not see, perhaps the heart may not desire: at any rate, one door of temptation is closed when we do not even look at the painted bauble. ACTIVATE MY ACCOUNT. Notice the little pronoun "I"! And here's the next principle. Job determined in his heart to exercise the will power necessary not to think lustful thoughts about young maidens. I wonder if the police would not forbid it, fearing that the whole country would become mentally deranged if it were used.” Kierkegaard’s words have come true. (Ps 139:23-24). “With mine eyes.” Job recognized that the eye gate is where the great portion of sin enters our life. “CHR. It will not be long from there until you find yourself tempted and falling into sin. SUBSCRIBER DEALS VIEW. They say, “I tried to push it out, and it didn’t work.” I ask, “How long did you try?” How hard did you exert your mind? 4) Job’s Ultimate Challenge--An Oath of Innocence which ‘Legally’ Calls God to Answer” 31:1-40 a) Job Has Not Lusted: 31:1-4 b) Job Has Not Lied or Deceived: 31:5-8 c) Job Has Not Committed Adultery: 31:9-12 d) Job Has Not Failed to Help His Slaves: 31:13-15 e) Job Has Not Failed to Help the Poor and Needy: 31:16-23 or prayer shawl (cf. 41 “I am the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the LORD your God.” (Nu 15:37-41). Keep holding it! I made a covenant with my eyes. cp John 6:63).. Keep your eyes from wandering to images and even to dwelling on passing women that can entice you with fantasies. PILGRIM'S PROGRESS: WHAT FAITHFUL MET WITH IN THE WAY. Be brutal. If such temptations existed in biblical times, how much more should Christians today heed these warnings and emulate Job (The New American Commentary - Job), Robert Hawker - Job 31 deserves our attention the more, because, though Job takes no pride in what he here saith, in the justification of himself, yet in those secret sins, which are known only to the Lord, on numberless occasions of evil, the Patriarch pleads not guilty; and which therefore serves to confirm the divine testimony which the Lord gave concerning his servant, in the opening of the book itself, that there was none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And we need strength to overcome this temptation, for it is a very strong temptation. It matters not how near we live to God, nor how we may have cleansed our way by taking heed thereto according to God’s Word, to us all, and I have sometimes thought especially to the young and to the aged, this temptation will surely come. It was not merely his intention to lead a chaste life, and to avoid open sin, but it was to maintain a pure heart, and not to suffer the mind to become corrupted by dwelling on impure images, or indulging in unholy desires. Find a good work to do, and do it with all your might. Since I had made such a covenant, why should I not keep it? They have kept everything above reproach. M – MOVE into a useful activity away from idleness and other vulnerable behaviors. 4:3-note). Why, I trow you did not consent to her desires. His two children were peering out the car window. Monologue de Job (5 e partie) Job proclame son innocence en justifiant sa conduite passée. Why? Determination. You must actively fight against it. Job proceeds to prove that he deserved a better lot. In response to their complaining, he said, "Don't you understand? Patrick D. Miller in his commentary on Deuteronomy suggests that different views of the structure of the book will lead to different views on what it is about. As in the twenty-ninth chapter, he showed his uprightness as an emir, or magistrate in public life, so in this chapter he vindicates his character in private life. It is a battle and it won’t happen automatically. How do you respond to the suffering of an enemy (Job 31:29–30) or the needs of a stranger (Job 31:31–34)? Job 31:24-40 Job Concludes His Self Defense. And how should I fix my gaze upon a maiden! These kinds of animals. In order to properly handle his sexual drives. Job 29:1-25 Job’s Past Was Glorious. It’s true that David didn’t go out looking for Bathsheba. A person can turn his eyes away from temptation and focus his thoughts upon something else. Job 31:1-40. His imprecation against himself, if he spoke not the truth, Job 31:38-40. The awareness that they might be overheard is sure to make them think twice before they speak. We know when they are unfitting and unhelpful and on their way to becoming enslaving. (Poor Man’s Old Testament Commentary, Vol. 31° 1/13/2021 Good Evening. Purification. John Butler - Good Vision - “I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid.” (Job 31:1) JOB is telling his three friends about a special covenant which he had made. The second step in sin is to think about what is being seen. Job 31:2 - For what is the allotment of God from above, And the inheritance of the Almighty from on high? (Amplified), I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? 4:23. Job 31:26–28). Both responded with a commitment to obey God. 1. Evil is a kind of subverted echo of goodness and spirituality. (Biblical Counseling Keys on Sexual Addiction: The Way Out of the Web). 31 « J'ai fait alliance avec mes yeux et comment aurais-je arrêté mes regards sur une vierge ? Here is Job’s wisdom: “I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?” (Job 31:1). If acts of immorality are becoming a problem among Christians, the thoughts of immorality are a much greater problem. Matthew Poole comments: Whatsoever mine eyes desired; whatsoever was grateful to my senses, or my heart desired. And if you're half-hearted, you're not going to make it. The people were, therefore, enjoined to remember God’s commandments and not prostitute themselves by following the lusts of their hearts and eyes (Nu 15:39). In many countries there are still pleasant trees that bear poisonous fruit. Only runs jobs that are dependencies of the specified rule or files, does not run sibling DAGs.--omit-from, -O Prevent the execution or creation of the given rules or files as well as any rules or files that are downstream of these targets in the DAG. 5:28. (MLB), I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I entertain thoughts against a virgin? –R W De Haan, There is no time of day or night, No place on land or sea That God, whose eye is never dim, Does not see you and me. That is misleading and will end in failure. Reply Report comment … She was a kind of Venus and was called the “maiden Anat” in Ugarit. Job’s reflections in chapter 31 of his book contain lifesaving wisdom (Job 31:1) A wise man or woman will make a covenant with his or her eyes as to what they will look upon. (Sermon on Ps 119:9-16 = "Guard Your Heart"). You have to take precautions. Say it out loud if you dare. There is much emphasis in the expression used here by Job. But Job viewed lust as a serious moral failure (Job 31:11). Deut. 5:27-30)! I’m not saying you don’t notice them (that is impossible); I am saying you don’t gaze at their finer points. 1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; how then should I look upon a maid? This is the decision that Job made. Some set goals for making money or for some sports achievement. ", 2 Sa 11:1 Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. Or, why then should I consider, or contemplate, or look curiously, or thoughtfully, or diligently? There may be many causes, in the difficulty of attainment, or the shame and punishment which might attend the gratification of unlawful passions, which restrain the actual commission of the sin; but nothing but the grace of God can preserve the chastity of the mind from so much as wishing it, or thinking upon it. 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