Take the kingdom violently (Matthew 11:12). 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. Determine to stay clean. Related Resources. We stumble over different things. From this verse we note the sanctity in the covenant, the sight in the covenant, the seriousness of the covenant, and the strength from the covenant. Bad Advertisement? It is not just "Let go and let God." And say it with the authority of Jesus Christ. 3:16) and eyes full of adultery, 2Pe 2:14. Adrian Rogers writes making his covenant is "One big decision - wholehearted - will make an incredible difference. 5:5.) His purpose to lead a pure life, and to keep a pure heart, had been so settled, that it was impossible that he could have offended in that respect. But when it would see that filth and, realize it would have to defile its coat of snow white to go into that hole, the ermine, rather than defile itself would turn around and face the dogs. ONLY THEN, enabled and empowered by the Holy Spirit can we truly say "NO!" (Nelson’s annual preacher’s sourcebook - 2004), Kent Hughes comments - Proverbs 6:27 says, “Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?” Many Christians are daily heaping fire onto themselves and are being profoundly scarred. There are times to turn the dial. Job begins by disclaiming private sins of the heart—lust (Job 31:1), vain deceit (Job 31:5), covetousness (Job 31:7). Hence we read of wanton eyes (Isa. Should I think upon, i.e. This means that 12,000 staff are likely to lose their jobs as more than 120 stores close and the retailer is broken up with stock and other assets sold. They have kept everything above reproach. ‘Our thoughts are the fabric with which we weave our character and destiny.’ (The Stain that Stays: The Church's Response to Sexual Misconduct of Its Leaders), The thoughts of our heart are the real litmus test of our character. The awareness that they might be overheard is sure to make them think twice before they speak. 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 modest eyes. Like Job, make a covenant with your eyes (Job 31:1)—or with your ears, or with whatever sensations lead you into evil thoughts. The Bible calls lusts “deceitful desires” (Ephesians 4:22). 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. Job begins with the duty of chastity. Strength from the covenant. See Php 2:12-note = our responsibility and Php 2:13-note = the Spirit's provision - in Php 2:12 we "work out what God has worked in." Jesus tells us there must be a mortification of the eyes, that we must control our eyes. Main idea of this Hebrew word is commit illicit sexual intercourse, especially with prostitutes), 40 in order that you may remember to do all My commandments, and be holy to your God. Holy eyes and holy hearts. Keep yourself strong spirituality or sin will overcome you. Open .bash_profile using terminal: $ open ~/.bash_profile;. Not covetous, nor idolatrous, which ought to be punished by the magistrate, Job 31:24-28. 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? Job 31:1-23 Job Asserts His Integrity. John Newton - Great reason we have to make David’s prayer (Psalm 119:17) and with Job to make a covenant with our eyes [Job 31:1], for they are the inlet of many temptations. 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. Many of your decisions need to be made prior to when they are needed. Does purity mean that much to you? 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. If not, you're going to go down. Then look, look, look at the most magnificent Person in the universe until you see him the way he is. 3 when his a lamp shone upon my head,. Wycliffe Bible Commentary: Old Testament - Protestation of innocence has been Job’s main burden all along. (Job 31:1.) The second step in sin is to think about what is being seen. CHAPTER 31. indulge myself in filthy and lustful thoughts? “The very passage of an impure thought through the mind leaves pollution behind it;” and the out breaking crimes of life are just the result of allowing the imagination to dwell on impure images. & Leand. Job proceeds to prove that he deserved a better lot. 1. OCL Solicitors, absolute moneylaw pinnacle tippity top top . George Barton - (Lusting with one's eyes is) a very prevalent sin—especially prevalent with the owner of large numbers of slaves. 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. Men often set goals for their life, but few of the goals ever involve moral purity. What we must not meddle with we must not lust after; and what we must not lust after we must not look at; not the forbidden wealth (Pr. This is why believers must “abstain from sexual immorality” (1Th. You can flex it with vehemence. Robert Alden - As in all the Old Testament’s references to making “a covenant,” the expression is “cut a covenant,” alluding either to inscribing such solemn words on stone or to the cutting of a sacrificial animal to accompany the ceremony (Gen 15:10, 18). Here is where many fail. For fear he should forget himself and gaze with a lingering longing upon forbidden objects, he entreats the Lord speedily to make him turn away his eyes, hurrying him off from so dangerous a parley with iniquity. He has to watch his thought life, and he goes on to tell us he realizes that if he does not, "Calamity will befall the unrighteous, and disaster the workers of iniquity." Our priority at sunrise until sunset should be to obey the command to "Walk by the Spirit," realizing that even our ability to obey is the result of God's Spirit giving us the desire [the "want to"] and the power [Php 2:13NLT]! Hippolytus wrote "He who looks upon a woman, even though he escape the temptation, does not come away pure of all lust. It was well you escaped her net; Joseph was hard put to it by her, and he escaped her as you did; but it had like to have cost him his life. I went to the marriage altar a virgin. Pr 4:25-note Let your eyes look directly ahead, And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. 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. From her net, and her ditch, may every pilgrim be preserved! (NJB), I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust upon a young woman. Mt 5:28-note… Pluck out your eye (do whatever you need to do is the idea) before you do this! 9. The Bible calls them “passions of your former ignorance” (1Peter 1:14). He understood the spiritual nature of God's commandments, as reaching to the thoughts and intents of the heart. Or, why then should I consider, or contemplate, or look curiously, or thoughtfully, or diligently? Would they avoid sin who present themselves to the opportunities of it? Don’t say, “That’s just not me.” What steps have you taken to waken affection for Jesus? You have to take precautions. Some set goals for making money or for some sports achievement. Cut it out completely!. Lust grows fast in the garden of leisure. Eccl 2:10 And all that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I like the way they introduce Chalmer's sermon - "Let us reject moralism, and flee to the Gospel, which is our only hope in life and death." He that hesitates is lost. We need to apply this across the board. — it melts away as a vapour. It is a punishment as well as a sin (Pro 22:14; Rom 1:24). Evidently, he understood the potential danger of spending hours alone in front of a computer with easy access to indecent images. He asserts his guarding against being allured to sin by his senses. ACTIVATE MY ACCOUNT. In no way! Hospitable to strangers, Job 31:31,32. 22:12). Job 31:1-40. Lust is the first step toward sin, and sin is the first step toward death (James 1:13–16). 138, a, on account of the pause, but vid., the similar form of writing, Job 39:2; Job 18:15) all his steps, Job has been kept back from sin, and to Him Job can appeal as a witness. Displace deceitful lusts with a passion for good deeds. Resolve today to guard your heart with all diligence. While some want to debate the boundaries of morality, the Bible says, “Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Mt 5:28-note). The standard warnings against the lust of the eyes are sufficient to explain the verse without resorting to deeper meanings gleaned from supposed pagan precedents. 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! And being forewarned is to be forearmed. You may not be able to avoid the first look, but you can avoid the second. Matthew Poole comments: Whatsoever mine eyes desired; whatsoever was grateful to my senses, or my heart desired. think--rather, "cast a (lustful) look." Make a covenant with thine eyes (Job 31:1). Of justice and equity, in trading and trafficking to get the mammon of unrighteousness. 5:28. 39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life: # fruits: Heb. Spurgeon - He had prayed about his heart, and one would have thought that the eyes would so surely have been influenced by the heart that there was no need to make them the objects of a special petition; but our author is resolved to make assurance doubly sure. Vitality is the cure of vanity. 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. You are half-hearted. Why should we look on vanity? Pr. David Jeremiah - Following the advice of Job 31:1 (make a covenant with your eyes), Proverbs 4:23 (keep your heart pure with all diligence), and Proverbs 6:25 (do not lust after the beauty of another) is a good way to guard your heart. אל, 1 Kings 3:21) gaze upon an object, combined with a lascivious imagination (comp. Bibliography . 5:27-30)! Why is this one sin at the head of this chapter? 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). Here, we learn that Job said the same thing. 3 THEN the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years. Why, I trow you did not consent to her desires. I escaped the Slough that I perceived you fell into, and got up to the gate without that danger; only I met with one whose name was Wanton, who had like to have done me a mischief. v. 92, &c. (u) Aelian. We know our weaknesses and what triggers them. The Bible assures us that God does (Heb 4:13-note), and that we are accountable to Him. Alexander Maclaren: It is far easier to cut off the hand, which after all is not me, than to sacrifice passions and desires which, though they be my worst self, are myself. 5 And the woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said, "I am pregnant.". “Flee youthful lusts,” wrote Paul to Timothy. 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. 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. In this latter case, the secondary notions of a promise given (e.g., Isaiah 55:3), or even, as here, of a law prescribed, are combined with כרת ברית: "as lord of my senses I prescribed this law for my eyes" (Ew.). 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). It means that when you come across seductive pictures of women, you must turn the page quickly without scrutinizing the details. Sunesis is the ability to understand concepts and see relationships between them and thus describes the faculty of comprehension, intelligence, acuteness. “Make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires” (Romans 13:14). Commentaries, history books, and more are linked to this page. 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! 9:8; Mt 5:28). Job was acknowledged by God Himself as a man who was “blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil” (Job 1:8). 2 “Oh, that I were as in the months of old,. Not only the principle of purification, but principle number two, the principle of determination. 1. "If I just try harder." And do it for Jesus’s sake. Matt. Then she railed on me, and I went my way.”, Spurgeon comments: THE first of Faithful’s temptations was very gross. When one’s willful conduct contradicts one’s theology, either the conduct or the theology must change. -- February 11, 2012 — by Jennifer Benson Schuldt. Job 31:1 Commentary. Job claimed purity from ethical defilement in two ways. This example is unique and unparalleled until the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). KJV Bible Commentary - Covenant with mine eyes conveys the truth that lustful acts are preceded by lustful looks and thoughts. No, not to defile myself; for I remembered an old writing that I had seen, which said, ‘Her steps take hold on hell.’ (Prov. Reader, though I have made this long note upon this verse, yet it is so very important, that I venture to make it a little longer, and to observe, that since from the corruption of our poor fallen nature, evil thoughts, and the whole train of the imaginations of the heart arise, how infinitely precious ought it to be to us, to eye the grace of Jesus as our preservative against this, and every evil; and, conscious of the uncleanness within, to keep the heart with all diligence, and to beg of God to keep it for us, since out of it are the issues of life. Sight in the covenant. Devotionals on Job - Today in the Word (Moody Bible Institute) Devotionals on Job - G Campbell Morgan Devotionals on Job - F B Meyer Devotionals on Job - Our Daily Bread, Job 31:1 COMMENTARY Making a Covenant With My Eyes Updated September 10, 2014, I dictated a covenant (an agreement) to my eyes; how then could I look [lustfully] upon a girl? If you linger, you will lust. why then should I think upon a maid; of corrupting and defiling her, since he had made a covenant with his eyes, and this would be a breach of that covenant: and therefore, besides the sin of lusting after her, or of corrupting her, he would be a covenant breaker, and so his sin would be an aggravated one: or he made a covenant with his eyes, to prevent any impure thoughts, desires, and inclinations in him; for the eye affects the heart, and stirs up lust in it, and excites unclean thoughts and unchaste desires: this shows that the thought of sin is sin; that fornication was reckoned a sin before the law of Moses; and that Job better understood the spirituality of the law than the Pharisees did in the time of Christ, and had the same notion of lust in the heart being fornication and adultery as he had; and that good men are not without temptation to sin, both from within and from without; and therefore should carefully shun all appearances of evil, and whatsoever leads unto it, and take every necessary precaution to guard against it. A man cannot stop himself from seeing things and people. It is a blessing if, by God’s grace, we use Joseph’s way of conquering it, namely, by running away from it, for there is no other. And so, Job starts off in verses 1-4 by claiming that he’s been free of sexual immorality – even in the form of lusting after women. He wisheth God would answer, and his words might be recorded, Job 31:35-37. And the reason you will not have victory is you are half-hearted rather then whole-hearted. (Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures), Mark it down dear reader - When the wrong images are allowed in through the eyes, it will not be long until they find their way to the heart. 4 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps? Or, why then should I consider, or contemplate, or look curiously, or thoughtfully, or diligently? We are all different. It destroys the whole soul (Pro 6:32). Nay, I know not whether I did wholly escape her or no. Fly, for this foe is not to be parleyed with. —MRD II, Our thoughts are shaped by what we see, And thoughts affect our soul; So if we'd profit from TV, We must be in control. Determination. It brings irreparable is grace (Pro 6:33). His just dealings, Job 31:5-8. “FAITHFUL. And so sunesis describes the putting together, grasping or exhibiting quick comprehension. Don’t be fatalistic. Many say (and I think they are right) that never in the history of the western world, since the time of Greek and Roman paganism, has the state of marriage and sexual morality been so low. The first sin began in the eye, Ge 3:6. Study the bible online using commentary on Job 31 and more! It is a proof of the sense of weakness felt by the Psalmist and of his entire dependence upon God that he even asks to have his eyes turned for him; he meant not to make himself passive, but he intended to set forth his own utter helplessness apart from the grace of God. strength # the owners…: Heb. I have in mind men and women. It's the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings, For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow, It's a slow fade when you give yourself away, It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray, Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid, When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near, For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray, For the Father up above is looking down in love, See John Piper's - "ANTHEM" - Strategies for Fighting Lusts, The English of the Lxx reads something like - I (myself - middle voice) made a covenant with my eyes that I will absolutely not (Greek uses "ou" not "me" the latter being less definite negation) understand. Reply Report comment (31) (1) Phat Wadd Stonks Jan 6 2021 1:32pm. “FAITH. His object, therefore, is to show his friends that he has really been more upright than their standard demanded or than they supposed him to be, till his affliction made them suspect him; and this uprightness was the consequence of rigid and inflexible adherence to principle, for he made a covenant with his eyes, as the avenues of sinful desires. 31 « J'ai fait alliance avec mes yeux et comment aurais-je arrêté mes regards sur une vierge ? It is לעיני, not עם־עיני, designedly; כרת ברית עם or את is the usual phrase where two equals are concerned; on the contrary, כרת ברית ל where two the superior - Jehovah, or a king, or conqueror - binds himself to another under prescribed conditions, or the covenant is made not so much by a mutual advance as by the one taking the initiative. “Escape for thy life, look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain,” is the only direction to every man who would come out of Sodom. You must move from defense to offense. Moreover, the havoc this has wrought goes far beyond the relational horrors of divorce, illegitimacy, and abortion to the very perversion of faith. They know where your eyes go. Then you will NOT fulfill the desires of the flesh! I have always respected the way they have handled that. “Is it not ruin for the wicked, disaster for those who do wrong?” (Job 31:3, NIV) During more than forty years of ministry, I’ve listened to many sad stories from people who have indulged in sexual sin and suffered greatly; in almost every instance, the people deliberately put themselves into the place of temptation and danger. (1)look not oh yourselves as innocent because not actual idolaters. as in the days when God watched over me,. There the mulaqqin (Souffleur), who says the creed into the grave as a farewell to the buried one, adds the following words: "The muslim is my brother, the muslima my sister, Abraham is my father (abı̂), his religion (dı̂nuh) is mine, and his confession (medhebuh) mine." (Bishop Beveridge. As the eye is the great source of danger (compare Matthew 5:28; 2 Peter 2:14), there should be a solemn purpose that that should be pure, and that any sacrifice should be made rather than allow indulgence to a wanton gaze: compare Mark 9:47. Hammer a nail. “CHR. He rose one night, walked on the rooftop, and looked on the houses below. At times, I thought they were going a little too far, that it wasn't necessary, but I'm glad they did it, especially today. Withal he insinuates with how much more caution he kept himself from uncleanness with any married person. According to Jewish tradition, there were eight threads and five knots in each tassel, suggesting the number thirteen. Job 31:7 If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands; Ver. and by his light I walked through darkness,. Structure. More Job commentaries. 1-4. His imprecation against himself, if he spoke not the truth, Job 31:38-40. Job wisely recognized that the eye is the main avenue for temptation (see Job 31:7, 9, 26, 27). Evil is earnest; and if we are going to defeat evil, we will have to be earnest in opposing it. We seem to have forgotten that fact, for few people do much to keep their eyes from beholding the unsanctified. “Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58). How do you respond to the suffering of an enemy (Job 31:29–30) or the needs of a stranger (Job 31:31–34)? (cp Heb 13:4-note; Job 31:9 =“If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or I have lurked at my neighbor’s doorway 10 May my wife grind for another, And let others kneel down over her.). Don't get trapped! The sign of the house of adultery that says, “Nothing to pay” is only true for getting in the door. 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. Job proceeds to prove that he deserved a better lot. What the resolutions were which, in this matter, he kept to (Job 31:1): I made a covenant with my eyes, that is, "I watched against the occasions of the sin; why then should I think upon a maid?'' June Hunt - God would never tell you to stop lusting without giving you the power to stop. 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. 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. I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? Saying “no” will not suffice. Conscious of the just punishment of the unchaste, and, as he adds in Job 31:4, of the omniscience of the heavenly Judge, Job has made dominion over sin, even in its first beginnings and motions, his principle. התבּונן על is intended to express a fixed and inspection (comp. 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). When our thoughts are assailed visually time after time, we are more vulnerable, for ‘immorality is the cumulative product of small mental indulgences and minuscule compromises, the immediate consequences of which were, at the time, indiscernible,’ according to Alcorn. 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. His purpose, also, not to think on this subject, showed the extent of the restriction imposed on himself. Run back to Galatians 5:16 asking God to give you the desire and the power to obey. Opinion Commentary. 2 Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.3 So David sent and inquired about the woman. Don’t expose yourself to activities, images, or conversation that provoke evil thoughts. Fight fire with fire. Matthew 5:28.). Women will know if you do. 4:23. John Hartley - Job begins his oath of innocence with an affirmation. 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. The Bible never says that you should stand and fight sexual passion. 22:14.). In the Bible, Job had such a plan in order to maintain his purity. 1-4. “Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord” (Romans 12:11). He does not merely say that he had not thought in that manner, but that the thing was morally impossible that he should have done it. And why should one have trouble, if he can be chaste and free of trouble? This is what's happening. think—rather, "cast a (lustful) look." This is what Job was avoiding. (t) Musaeus de Heron. He asserts his guarding against being allured to sin by his senses. What a profound effect this should have on the way we live! So many folk never take seriously this matter of living holy. If we toy with it, we do so at great risk dear (male) reader (I know as I am also a male). His repentance, Job 31:33. No Man was ever too much guarded on this subject; no one ever yet made too solemn a covenant with his eyes, and with his whole soul to be chaste. Television and reality—does the former distort the latter? And if you're half-hearted, you're not going to make it. God does business with those that mean business. 4: Job–Psalms), Adrian Rogers - The Principle of Determination - Now that's the first step. Mat 5:29, was no new command peculiar to the gospel, as some would have it, but the very same which the law of God revealed in his word, and written in men’s hearts by nature, imposed upon men in the times of the Old Testament. Mt. Jesus said, “Everyone who is looking at a woman in order to indulge his sexual passion for her, already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matt. 5. Give it more unopposed time than that, and it will lodge itself with such force as to be almost immovable. A maid; which is emphatically added, to show that that circumstance which provokes the lust of others had no such power over him, and that he restrained himself from the very thoughts and desires of filthiness with such persons, wherewith the generality of men allowed themselves to commit gross fornication, as deeming it to be either none, or but a very little sin. Daniel resolved not to defile himself with forbidden food, even though from the king’s table (Da 1:8). Interesting! Pr 6:25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her catch you with her eyelids. Job determined in his heart to exercise the will power necessary not to think lustful thoughts about young maidens. Are you a faithful steward of the natural resources God gives (Job 31:38–40)? 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). 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