Lured by Lust

Lured by Lust

Matthew 5:27-30

Adultery always begins far before the act. We must be careful what we look at and what we think about if we are to remain faithful to our commitments.

  • External actions reveal internal attitudes.
  • Sin is often meeting a right desire in the wrong way at the wrong time.

The Price of Adultery (27)

  • Adultery is grave disobedience against God.
  • Adultery is irreversible damage against a family (even if it can be forgiven).
  • Adultery is putting temporal feelings over lifelong commitments.

The Danger of Lust (28)

  • What we see leads to what we consider, which leads to what we do.
  • You may not be guilty for what you initially see, but you are responsible for the second glance or the lingering thought.
  • The more you allow yourself to obsess over someone, the easier it will be to pursue sin.

The Need to Fight (29-30)

  • Dangerous sins require drastic measures.
  • Lust is a sin so severe that it deserves hell.
  • Each of us requires a way to forgiveness and a plan to fight.

 

  • Forgiveness – Jesus Christ is willing to forgive you for every sinful thoughtword, and action.
  • Fight – You will never find personal victory if you don’t at least put up an intentional fight.