Matthew 5:27-28, NIV: You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

There is a saying among many these days, that, “It’s ok to look, as long as you don’t touch.”  I was not too surprised one Sunday morning, to find that my high school boys' Sunday school class members agreed with that philosophy. What was surprising to me, was that none of them had ever heard Jesus’ words, “anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” But my surprise was nothing compared to their astonishment. They could not believe their ears. They were not quite certain how to respond. Their understanding of the “laws of attraction” had been contradicted within the reading of a sentence. “Oh, they’re not hurting anyone,” some will say.  Yet what society often accepts, Jesus often calls sin.  Christ never nonchalantly dismisses wrong behavior as “only natural.” He simply exposes sin for what it is.  And He requires us to see it as He does--to repent of it--and to believe what He says about it, rather than listening to the philosophy of the world.