Let's face it - guys are guys. We are going to look at that stuff. That's why many of them wear itsy bitsy swimwear. Not to mention the other stuff that isn't swimwear - also tempting.
We are spending this week at the beach, and I can tell you that even though my wife and family are all around me, the temptation of lust that comes with looking at scantily clad females is overwhelming at times.. I can't help but look - they're right there in front of me.
Seeing the female body has an affect, both mentally and physically, on men, myself included. We're wired that way.
What's a husband to do when a little blond thingy bounces around right in front of him?
- Pray. Ask God to take away any arousal you might have when faced with sexual sin. God has promised that we would not be tempted more than we could handle. Pray to him for deliverance from sexual temptation.
- Funnel all the desire toward your wife. That's why she's there. Drink water from your own cistern, And fresh water from your own well. 16 Should your springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets? 17 Let them be yours alone, And not for strangers with you. 18 Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love. (Proverbs 5:15-19).
- Look the other way. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best. Make a covenant with your eyes. I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman. (Job 31:1)
With prayerful diligence you and I can overcome this intruder who sneaks into our homes and marriages. I ask for your prayer for myself and every husband out there who faces sexual temptation.