Studies from Proverbs
It has destroyed careers, relationships, families, marriages and lives. It has brought down or weakened celebrities, world leaders, professional athletes, CEO’s, pastors, church leaders and many Christians. Yet it is something that is widely encouraged today. Advertisers appeal to it to get you to buy their product. Movies and TV shows celebrate it as natural and something that requires action. It has affected and probably afflicted people in this room.
What is it? Lust. The dictionary defines lust simply as self-indulgent sexual desire. That means looking, thinking or treating another person as an object for one’s personal pleasure. Lust focuses our attention on ourselves and our desires. When stirred up, it can exert enormous pressure on us.