Conquering Lust

1281-ManShame.220w.tn.jpgHere’s a great snippet on what we should take into consideration before lust sinks its hooks in…

First, rehearse the negative consequences of sexual involvement, even in the midst of lustful thoughts. Remember what it feels like to be trapped. The consequences are far more than we can mention here, but they include enslavement to passion (see Galatians 5:1); reinforcement of our self-centered tendency that diminishes genuine expression of love; callousness of our soul (see Ephesians 4:19); and, of course, the possibility of catching a sexual disease. In other words, the truth and life of God are darkened within us when we engage in unrighteousness (see Romans 1:18-32).

Source:  http://www.crosswalk.com/family/marriage/conquering-lust-11573868.html

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