Not many people dare to preach on this verse. It’s a life changing verse, and to obey is to have your life changed, how could it be otherwise. For the Western Christian, brought up on a menu of Hollywood movies, TV, video games, you tube and internet sites, this verse offers nothing but frustration. There’s a huge difference between saying ‘there’s nothing wrong in watching movies’ and ‘I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless’. It’s a daily challenge to be pure in heart, and one of the most helpful things we can do is keep a careful eye on what we view with our eyes. If you choose to do this, your friends will challenge you, they’ll tell you you re shutting yourself off from the world, they’ll accuse you of being a fundamentalist. Oh, believe me, they won’t be happy with you, not happy at all.
One thing I can guarantee you, if you take up this challenge then before your very eyes, your life will change.