If lustful looking be so grievous a sin, then those who dress and expose themselves with desires to be looked at and lusted after-as Jezebel, who painted her face, adorned her head, and looked out of the window (2 Kings 9:30) are not less, but even more guilty.
In this matter it is only too often the case that men sin [and are responsible for their actions]:
- Every man’s sin is his own, and every man’s struggle is his own (Proverbs 14:10).
- No one makes a man think or feel anything (Proverbs 4:23).
- It is each individual’s responsibility to guard his own heart (Proverbs 4:23) and eyes (Job 31:1).
- Beauty is a wonderful gift of God (cf. Exodus 28:2; Song of Solomon 1:8, 15, etc.).
But women [often] tempt them so to do. How great, then, must be the guilt of the great majority of the modern misses who deliberately seek to arouse the sexual passions of our young men? And how much greater still is the guilt of most of their mothers for allowing them to become lascivious temptresses?
~ A W Pink