Quotes for Topic: Lust-general
If lustful looking be so grievous a sin, then those who dress and expose themselves with desires to be looked at and lusted after...are not less, but even more guilty. In this matter it is only too often the case that men sin, but women tempt them so to do. How great, then, must be the guilt of the great majority of the modern misses who deliberately seek to arouse the sexual passions of our young men. And how much greater still is the guilt of most of their mothers for allowing them to become lascivious temptresses.
Reference: The Sermon on the Mount, The Law and Adultery: Matthew 5:27-32. Get this book!
To look to Christ to meet our perceived psychological needs is to Christianize our lusts. We are asking God to give us what we want, so we can feel better about ourselves, or so we can have more happiness, not holiness, in our lives.
Reference: When People are Big and God is Small, P&R Publishing, 1997, p. 150. Used by Permission. Get this book!
The man who carries on an act of impurity is not simply breaking a human code, nor even sinning against the God who at some time in the past gave him the gift of the Spirit. He is sinning against the God who is present at that moment, against One who continually gives the Spirit. The impure act is an act of despite against God’s good gift at the very moment it is being proffered… This sin is seen in its true light only when it is seen as a preference for impurity rather than a Spirit who is holy.
Reference: The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians, Eerdmans, 1959, p. 128.