Slow Fade, by Casting Crowns
Do you know this song? I heard it recently, though it isn't new. It's touched me. Songs can carry a lot of emotional weight. The line that caught my mind:
It's the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings.
I'm reminded of King David, who was a mature man when he took a second long look at Bathsheba.
Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold. (2 Sam. 11:2)
David didn't see her and look away. It was the second look that changed everything. It's root in Hebrew means in part 'to inspect'. He watched her, spellbound perhaps.
Who am I to cast stones at King David for this? I've beheld a thing or two in my life, too. (Saved by grace through faith...)
But I'm glad the song reminds us to be careful not to gaze or walk where we should never go.