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Matthew 5:27-28. Lust. 9 Jan 2023

Mat 5:27 You have heard how it was said, You shall not commit adultery. 28 But I say this to you, if a man looks at a woman lustfully, he has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

It is where it starts. And that is long before the actual 'sin'. It starts with a mindset, a desire. A desire to possess something I actually can't have.

How can I commit adultery with an unmarried woman, just by 'lusting' for a woman?
The problem might be, when I look in the same way to any woman. As an object for my lust. And lust can't be satisfied. Lust is an enemy of love.

And still a warning. A "lust" cannot be simply ignored. In a way, it needs to be satisfied. However not at the cost of someone else.
Lust may be related to the idea that I have not enough of something. Which is a lie, that I am telling myself. I need to learn that I can live without possessing the objects of my lusts. And when I am free and thus lovable, I find life. The world around me will observe that.
In the process towards freedom, I may need professional help.


Jesus, set me free from each lust that robs me from friendship.

Self Evaluation

It is not easy to find appropriate help with fighting my unhealthy cravings.


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