Faithlife Corporation


Also called: Desire, Passions, Pornography
Passionate, inordinate desire for something, usually sexual in nature.

Top Bible Verses about Lust

Job 31:1

“I made a covenant with my eyes, so how could I look closely upon a virgin? Read Job 31:1

Matthew 5:28

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Read Matthew 5:28

Romans 1:21–27

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasoning, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God with the likeness of an image of mortal human beings and birds and quadrupeds and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to immorality, that their bodies would be dishonored among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God … Read Romans 1:21–27

1 Peter 2:11

Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires which wage war against your soul, Read 1 Peter 2:11

1 John 2:16

because everything that is in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance of material possessions—is not from the Father, but is from the world. Read 1 John 2:16

Famous Christian Quotes About Lust, Desire, Passions, Pornography

The Nature of True Evangelical Faith

True evangelical faith is of such a nature that it cannot lay dormant, but manifests itself in all righteousness and works of love. It dies unto flesh and blood; destroys all forbidden lusts and desires; cordially seeks, serves and fears God; clothes the naked; feeds the hungry; consoles the afflicted; shelters the miserable; aids and consoles all the oppressed; returns good for evil; serves those who injure it; prays for those who persecute it; teaches, admonishes and reproves with the Word of the Lord; seeks that which is lost; binds up that which is wounded; heals that which is diseased and saves that which is sound. The persecution, suffering and anxiety that befalls it for the sake of the truth of the Lord, is to it a glorious joy and consolation.

Menno Simons

Vanity to Trust in Riches That Perish

This is the greatest wisdom—to seek the kingdom of heaven through contempt of the world. It is vanity, therefore, to seek and trust in riches that perish. It is vanity also to court honor and to be puffed up with pride. It is vanity to follow the lusts of the body and to desire things for which severe punishment later must come. It is vanity to wish for long life and to care little about a well-spent life. It is vanity to be concerned with the present only and not to make provision for things to come. It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides.

Thomas à Kempis

Nothing Like the Name of Jesus

There is nothing like the Name of Jesus for restraining anger, assuaging the swellings of pride, healing the wound of envy, restraining the course of wantonness, quenching the flame of lust, moderating the thirst of covetousness, and putting to flight all lasciviousness. For when I name Jesus, I set before myself the image of the Man, meek and lowly, kind of heart, sober, chaste, merciful, peerless in purity and holiness, and at the same time, the Almighty God, who heals by His example, and strengthens us by His help.

Bernard of Clairvaux
See the rest →
Get this media plus thousands more when you start a free trial.
Get started for FREE
See the rest →

More Sermon Ideas

See all sermon themes →