Lets take a look at the most popular lies that lust promotes and the truth that scripture reveals.
The lie: there’s no harm at having a look at other women.
The Truth: But I say to you that everyone looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her. Matt 5 28
The lie: filling my life with lust will satisfy me.
The Truth: I say to myself, The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:24-26
The lie: looking at pornography won’t affect me.
The Truth: do not lust in your heart after her beauty, or let her captivate you with her eyes, for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread and the adulteress preys upon your very life. Proverbs 6:25
The lie: People get away with adultery.
The Truth: For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double edged sword. Her feet go down to death, her steps lead straight to the grave. Proverbs 5:3
The lie: lust is no big deal.
The Truth: For lust is a shameful sin, a crime that should be punished. It is a devastating fire that destroys to hell. It would wipe out everything that I own. Job 31 11-12
The Lie: a little sinful fantasizing can’t hurt me
The Truth: Do not be deceived; God is not mocked for whatever one sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the spirit will from the spirit reap eternal life Gal 6:7-8
The lie: I won’t experience any consequences for indulging in my lust.
The Truth: So then each of us will give an account to God himself. Rm 14 12
The lie: I can’t control my sex drive.
The Truth: It is Gods will that you should be sanctified that you should avoid sexual immorality, that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is honorable. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6
The lie: it’s my body I can do what I want with it.
The Truth: Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, who you have received from God You are not your own you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body 1 Cor 6:18-20
The lie: well it’s not my fault it has come down my generational line my father and his before him all committed adultery I just can’t help it
The Truth: but every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust and desire James 1 14
The lie: I can’t live without pornography
The Truth: But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires Romans 13:14
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. John 6:63
The lie: Looking at pornography can’t hurt me.
The Truth: Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his cloths not be burned? Pro 6 I will set before my eyes no vile thing. Psalm 101
The lie; lots of sex will bring me pleasure and satisfy me.
The Truth: You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore Psalm 16:11
The lie: I like to love them and leave them, no rings no strings.
The Truth: What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two saith he, shall be one flesh. 1 Cor 6:16
Only God’s word is more powerful than the raging fires of Lust and temptation start fighting back today with the truth, for more helpful verses’ check out Dressed to kill
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