The Lust of the Flesh

The lust of the flesh.  

“The Greek word for lust means the craving, the longings that are driven by our sinful nature,” said Jeff Pollard.

“God created our bodily appetites. When the God of light is absent from our hearts, the natural appetites become the lust of the flesh.  For example, it’s a good thing to eat, but when it’s hijacked by gluttony, it’s a sin.

“The catalogue of selfish human desires that spring up in man’s dark heart includes drunkenness, homosexuality, lying, adultery, and fornication.  They arise from the empty, grasping hearts of lost men. It is what gives their lives meaning,” said Pollard.

Horace Bushnell (1802-1876), an American Congregational theologian, wrote that the problem is the “hunger of the God-like soul deprived of God’s nutrition.  If God does not satisfy your soul, the only option is your own senses.”

Pollard was blunt, asking the audience, “Do you indulge the lust of the flesh?”

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