Monthly devotion
July 2009


The Scripture:

Mathew 5:27-28

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Our thoughts:

God created us with normal feelings and desires. It is normal to have those feelings and desires but when we let those feelings and desires get out of control is where the real problems start. The dictionary defines lust as "sexual desire: the strong physical desire to have sex with somebody without associated feelings of love or affection." God created sex to be shared in an atmosphere of of love. When we get married we are to share this love with our mate. When we get away from this and start making sex into just a different way to have fun we begin to have a problem. This is the kind of lust that the Bible talks about. It is this type of lust that causes us to think of others as sex objects, as something to be used to satisfy our desires and then get rid of. It is this kind of lust that causes husbands and wives to leave oneanother. It is this kind of lust that causes people to have multiple partners, spread disease, and destroy families.

Our prayer for you:

Dear God in Heaven, Please hear our prayer. Help us to have the natural desires that you instilled in us without letting these desires get out of control. Help us to keep those desires for our mate and not for others. Let us keep our mates and our families first. Help us to love our mates and our families to the point that nothing else or no one else can come between us. Help us not to think of others as sex objects but to realize that people are so much more than that. Help us to remember that they have souls and feelings. Help us to control our lust. Help us to live our lives the way you would have us to live. Amen.



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