Avoid Lust #319

27  “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28  But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”  (Matthew 5:27-28)

God’s prohibition against adultery has always served to protect against the disintegration of the family as well as a shield against personal immorality. Jesus exposes the source of adultery: lust in the heart. The eventual violation of the honorable marriage bed begins in a heart that has already been conditioned to do so through evil desire (Heb. 13:4; Matt. 15:19-20). Guard your heart against the lusts of the flesh. Do not watch movies, TV shows and videos that peddle such defilement. Utterly reject the filth of pornography. You cannot absorb the refuse of the world into your heart without being contaminated with sin. Diligently guard your heart today (Prov. 4:23).

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