DATE: TUESDAY 10TH December, 2019
Topic: FACING THE ENEMY- Lust
Text: Gen 3:1-6
Key verse:” And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” Gen 3:6
All human beings have desires. Nothing could be more natural than the normal human desire for food and drink, warmth, love, companionship, and, yes, sexual pleasure.
Of themselves, these desires are not wrong. They become sin when they are misused.
To desire to share sexual pleasure with one's lawful spouse is perfectly normal and healthy, and is right in the sight of God. But to desire sexual pleasure with another person's spouse or anyone other than your own husband or wife is wrong. It is sin!
Unlawful desire-also known as covetousness, or more simply, lust-is definitely to be included on the overcomer's list of things to be conquered.
All deadly sins begin in the mind and most (if not all) sinful acts involve lust. It was lust-the desire for something that cannot be lawfully obtained-that led to man's fall from grace. When Eve, the first woman, "saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it" Gen 3: 6.
To be a successful overcomer, a person must come to terms with lust. He must be willing to see it in his own life, and he must be aware of how pervasive and powerful it is in this world.
Christ's requirements for you as an overcomer can never be fulfilled if you allow this area of your life to go unchecked.
Lord please gives me what it takes to deal with lust in my life in Jesus name.
AYO NI O.