Sin, according to the root word, is defined as‘missing the mark’ or ‘veering off course’ from the life that God our Father has created us to live. Sin is any choice or behavior that takes us away from God’s good plan for us. Watching porn misses God’s mark for His goodness in our lives. It fails to love God and others properly. A few examples to identify ways in which pornography is wrong and sinful are, 1. Turning human bodies into objects for lust. 2. Forms of violence and sex-trafficking associated with the porn industry. 3. The lies, deception and even affairs that can spring from someone caught in this trap. But the greatest danger of watching porn is being led away from God and His plan for us. Consider the well-known actions of King David in the book of 2 Samuel. King David had an affair with a woman named Bathsheeba. In an attempt to cover up his sin he had her husband Uriah killed. His first step wasn’t an affair and murder. What happened first was this: “One evening, David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof, he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful.” (2 Sam.11:2) David lusted, and watched ‘porn’, first. Everything that occurred after this was a result of stepping down the pathway of sin. Just as a drug user must consume greater quantities of drugs or more powerful drugs to achieve the same "high," pornography drags a person deeper and deeper into hard-core sexual addictions and ungodly desires. Matthew 5:27-28 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!” The teachings of Jesus shows clearly that watching porn is a sin. One's thoughts becomes impure even after watching it. Watching pornography affects self and others. Some ways to overcome pornography and live in victory are listed below. 1. The root of all porn struggles is idolatry—you love to lust more than you love God. Seek to develop a deeper love for God and a deeper appreciation of His love for you. Get connected to other believers, be accountable, find support group, become active in Christian fellowship. 2. The daily renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2) with God’s truth can lead us in a new way that translates to new behavior.
Psalms 119: 9
How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.