Oh the lust…Lust of flesh, Lust of money, Lust of Eyes, Lust Lust and Lust… The lust is so so addictive… It feels so nice to indulge in the lust…indulge just once only once…
The same voice which encourages you to do it this one time and never again will condemn you when you have completed the indulgence in the lust. It condemns you completely. It make you feel as nothing but shit. It feeds all the lies into your mind about you.
Consider Samson who lusted for Delilah lost his God give glory. Was it necessary ? He lost it…Didn’t he ? Judges 16
Paul tells Timothy Flee. Flee from youthful lust. He doesn’t say walk or run or fight it …He tells run as in run for your life. It’s humanly difficult to fight the temptation of lust on your own. Unless you are protected by the Blood of Christ.
“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:22(KJV)
Further, any temptation is not from God. You are tempted by your own action into the lust.
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life which the Lord hath promised to those who love Him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man.
14 But every man is tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust and enticed.
Do you know why you have go through the lustful thoughts ? Ezekiel has the answer ! If you have turned away from God’s commandments the lust will come after you as you don’t have the protection of God.
“Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Because thou hast forgotten Me and cast Me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.” Ezekiel 23:35(KJV)
So what do you do when you are tormented by the lustful thoughts. You pray and flee the thoughts.
For a Christian Lust should always be equal to Flee.
A secular short movie about the merciless effects of lust Ahalya.
But when we have Christ on our side we are not stuck ! We have hope. Hope is Christ.