THE SIN-SATIONAL POWER OF LUST
LUST – “Intense or unbridled sexual desire”
(Source – Merriam-Webster Online at www.Merriam-Webster.com)
Lust moved from his heart to his head,
Then he played with the thoughts in his mind,
Next he’s acted it out in somebody’s bed
To the plan of the enemy blind.
He flirted boldly with the flesh,
He dabbled knowingly in raw sin,
He tasted “sweet” forbidden waters,
And now the claws are in.
He got up and covered his tracks,
He built up an inner defense,
He told himself he’d never go back
Removed tell-tale evidence.
He said “self now you’ve got to be smart”,
He said “self now you’ve got to be slick”,
He said “self now you’ve got to lie from the start”
If anyone suspects you of this.
But what’s unseen is a sinister tie,
His soul with hers has become one,
From this fling he thought he’d easily fly
But it’s much harder to get undone.
She wields her power like a sword
And down he goes again,
She uses him like a toy when bored
No love, no care, no pain.
She blazes in and out his life
Like a fiery shooting comet,
His self-control lost at her beck and call
He returns like a dog to its vomit.
He thinks, what have I done,
I didn’t bargain for all of this,
My wife, my kids, my reputation
It’s all now at high risk.
In panic he begs her their “secret” to hide
She smiles and laughs silently with scorn,
Then calls up her friends in them to “confide”
Now the fire of gossip is born.
They’re shocked, stunned, amazed and surprised,
Not that upstanding Christian family man,
Snickering “don’t tell anyone” she advised
But they had another plan.
He keeps acting like all is cool,
He keeps playing the holy game,
He thinks those around him are obliviously fooled
That’s the sad and absurd shame.
For what he does not realize
From compromising with this wench,
Where once emanated fragrant holiness
From his life now comes putrid stench.
He once stood spiritually tall,
Now there is much inner distress,
And because of the terror of losing it all
He won’t come clean and confess.
His dark draining double life
Progressively takes its toll,
Just like a razor-sharp carving knife
It cuts away at his soul.
How will his story end,
Many watch from the sidelines to see,
God wants to heal and mend,
But will he seek help to get free.
Will he trust God and tell the truth?
Will he cast aside pride and live?
Will public exposure come from a sleuth?
Will he ask his wife to forgive?
One thing that’s certain for sure,
As he chooses to mill about,
God stands lovingly by to restore,
But time is running out.
His grace He now extends,
Like a soft gentle breeze it blows,
But once it lifts and ends,
Swift judgment He’ll impose.
This too common scene reminds us
To carefully guard our hearts,
Don’t be like a horse with no blinders
Stay focused, reign in lust at the start.
“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
(Matthew 15:19 – NKJV)
“Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.”
(Proverbs 4:23 – NKJV)
“But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions). Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.”
(James 1:14, 15 – Amplified Bible)
“Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul.”
(I Peter 2:11 – Amplified Bible)
“The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs. The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife.
Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
(I Corinthians 7:3-5 – NLT)
“Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.”
(Hebrews 13:4 – Amplified Bible)
Drink water from your own well—
share your love only with your wife.
Why spill the water of your springs in the streets,
having sex with just anyone?
You should reserve it for yourselves.
Never share it with strangers.
Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you.
Rejoice in the wife of your youth.
She is a loving deer, a graceful doe.
Let her breasts satisfy you always.
May you always be captivated by her love.
Why be captivated, my son, by an immoral woman,
or fondle the breasts of a promiscuous woman?
For the Lord sees clearly what a man does,
examining every path he takes.
An evil man is held captive by his own sins;
they are ropes that catch and hold him.
He will die for lack of self-control;
he will be lost because of his great foolishness.
(Proverbs 5:18-23 – NLT)
For by means of a harlot
A man is reduced to a crust of bread;
And an adulteress will prey upon his precious life.
Can a man take fire to his bosom,
And his clothes not be burned?
(Proverbs 6:26-27 – NKJV)
Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding;
He who does so destroys his own soul.
Wounds and dishonor he will get,
And his reproach will not be wiped away.
(Proverbs 6:32-33 – NKJV)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(I John 1:9 – NKJV)
Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].
(James 5:16 – Amplified Bible)
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