Lust Or Fulfilling Love

November/December 2023

 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but of the world.” (I John 2:15-16 KJV).

   Lust is the intense desire for that which is forbidden. God created us with desires. He also provides ways for these desires to be fulfilled. In this article we want to consider the difference between lust and true fulfillment. 

   The nature we receive from Satan distorts desires to an intensity that becomes lust. Instead of eating to supply the body with energy, we want gourmet food. Eating must be a pleasure. Eating a meal at home, prepared by Mother, around the family table can be a pleasure, but today we desire to eat out. And often we want it to satisfy a desire for something special. This could be lust of the flesh. If eating out is the only way we can feel that a meal is special, we have not discovered the simple satisfaction of family living. Regular meals around the table with Father and Mother and all the children sharing in the blessings of the day are a holy joy.

   God designed marriage to satisfy His created desire for companionship. In God’s design, this desire includes procreation. He designed that this re ...

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