January 16, 2022 – Letting Go of Lust
God has given the gift of sexuality as something good, that enhances our human experience and serves his purposes. However, our sinful flesh seeks to distort and alter God’s design for this gift, leading us to engage in sinful thoughts and desires. Often, in an effort to feel a sense of control, or to medicate our pain, we engage in lust and indulge in the mental affair. Letting go of this lust opens the door for spiritual healing and healthy sexual relationships.
Matthew 5:27-30 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.”