When I occasionally find myself drifting away, I often use as an excuse the fact that God clearly views breasts as nurturing, nonsexual organs. It’s a form of cognitive dissonance. Having contradictory, one-sided views that aid in holding onto truths that justify my sin.
However, the absolute, undisputed truth is breasts are also sexual organs, so gentlemen, we need to be careful and respectful.
Look away, don’t stare at a woman’s breasts. It’s never okay to look lustfully at the breasts of a woman to whom you’re not married.
The behavior described above is human nature. We always find evidence to justify our biases and pre-conceived notions. We choose to believe what’s pleasant, and hide or explain away the unpleasant. Psychologists term this behavior ‘cognitive bias.’ But the Christian has a new nature (2 Cor. 5:17). We’re no longer merely human (1 Cor. 3:3-4). We have a new Spirit within us (Eze. 36:26-27, John 14:16-17), a Spirit that enables us to say no to lust and carnality.
Guys, let’s walk in the Spirit, and not gratify the desires of the flesh. Respect a woman’s power to nourish life, but refrain from ogling her.