“Lust of the Flesh” “good for food” (Define , Illustrate) APPETITE VICTIMS OF VICTORS OVER VERSES to become Victors. AVENUES OF TEMPTATION. “Lust of the Eyes” “pleasant to the eyes” (Define , Illustrate) AVARICE VICTIMS OF VICTORS OVER VERSES to become Victors. AVENUES OF TEMPTATION.
- EVE – (Gen. 2:17; Gen. 3:1; Gen. 3:4-6)
She and Adam became the first
victims of this avenue of temptation:
“the lust of the flesh”, “good for food”
- Judah (Gen. 38:12-30)
- David, (2 Samuel 11:1-5) “lust of the flesh”
included in the word, “lasciviousness”
Mark 7:21-22; Gal. 5:19; Eph. 4:19
- Jesus (Luke 4:1-4) became the Victor
over satan, by saying “It is written, That
man shall not live by bread alone, but by
every word of God.” (v. 4)
2 Timothy 2:22
1 Peter 2:11
1 Corinthians 6:13, 16, 20
The “lust of the eyes” is the avenue of greed, materialistic gain, luxury, etc.
Comes in the form of gambling, accepting bribes, overwork, cheating, being miserly usury.
- Eve – the first victim, then Adam
Gen. 3:3-6 The fruit was “pleasant to the eyes.”
She ate it and gave it Adam.
- Solomon – King of Israel
Eccl. 2:6-10a A list of many things Solomon
said he had gotten for himself.
- Rich Fool in the parable which Jesus told
(It is foolish to fall victim of this avenue of
- Church at Laodicea (Rev. 3:17-19)
- Jesus (Luke 4:5-8) quoted Scriptures
and we should be thankful that Jesus
is a winner.
- The apostle, Paul (Phil. 3:7-8)
“But what things were gain to me, I
counted loss for Christ.”
- Epaphras, (Phil. 2:25-30; 4:18)
We can be Victors, too!
1 Timothy 6:10
1 Timothy 6:17
- The appeal of spiritual and philosophical
- to be as gods,
- the ambition to appear smart enough to
- Eve, the mother of all living was the first victim of this avenue of temptation.
- Haman (Esther 3)
- Pharisee in Christ’s parable (Luke 18)
He told God how good he was in fasting, giving, and not a sinner like other people.
- Diotrephes (3 John 9) He wanted to have
preeminence, opposed John and cast
some out of the church.
- Jesus, (Luke 4:9-12) He took Jesus to
the pinnacle of the temple and told
Jesus to jump off.
- Paul (Eph. 3:8; 1 Tim. 1:15)
- The Publican (Luke 18:13) who said,
“God, be merciful to me a sinner.”
1 Timothy 3:6