“Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.”
There is danger in contemplating things that turn us toward sin. We can be desensitized very easily in this way. Our hearts and minds easily twist worthless things into idols. So, we need to remember that there is not life in those ways. In other words, it is not profitable for us to fix our hearts and minds on idols. We’ll be depressed and disappointed constantly because those things will not bring us contentment. Most importantly, unrepentant and persistent worship of those things will result in eternal death.