Lust, pt 1

Definition

LUST – a love of your own gratification that renders love and devotion to God and others secondary. It is a self-indulgent extravagance, a worship of personal wants.

Read 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7

The passion of lust will make you lose control. You will find yourself looking back and trying to remember what it meant to feel true love, to know compassion. When lust burns inside us, our only recourse is to find Christ and set our focus on his work in us.

Jesus, you are my first love. I want all my other loves in life to flow from my relationship with you. Help me not to be blinded by the passions of lust and instead be open to your Spirit’s warning and direction.

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3 thoughts on “Lust, pt 1

  1. Curious, your definition of lust. Is this your own definition? I like it. While certainly useful to describe sexual urges, it has far reaching application to all points of selfish humanity.

    That aside, I find it hard to believe that I’ve just randomly stumbled across your blog in the midst of this much needed series. I thank you and I thank God.

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