Genesis 3:6, “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
The first mistake that the Eve made in this situation was that she looked at the tree. The instructions from God were clear. They were not supposed to eat of the tree. If they did, they would die. Eve knew that, but she still decided to look. Was looking at the tree wrong? No, but when she looked at it, it created a desire in her heart to taste of it.
Many people that go down the wrong path in life start their path by just looking. Before Lot even stepped foot in Sodom, he pitched his tent toward it. He looked at it. It caused him to go down the wrong path. That is why it is so important for us to keep our eyes on Christ. If our eyes are focused on Christ, there will not be time to focus on the things of this world. It all starts with a look. A look creates a desire. James 1:14-15 says, “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”
One will never reach the end destination if they never take the first step on the path. That is why we must be careful what we look at. I love what Psalm 101:3 says, “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes.” Let us carefully examine where our focus is. Is it on the things of God or is it on the things of this world? Let us also be careful with what we look at. Our eyes are the gateway to our minds and our hearts. Let’s keep our focus on Christ.