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Flee Youthful Lusts

Key Verse

 “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22).

Text — 2Timothy 2:19-22

Message

A Christian writer, Merlin Carothers in his book, What‘s on your Mind, states, “We need to look into the future and examine what could happen if we permit lust to live in our hearts. It is deadly, destructive and powerful.” Lust is a strong immoral desire towards someone or something, and this is common among young people.  Actually, youthful lust is not limited to physical attraction. It includes excessive desire for fame, acceptance, worldly success or achievement. Paul therefore warns us against such cravings for pleasure rather than godliness. King Solomon lusted after women, fame, music and many other things but later saw them as vanity.

To flee youthful lust, the youth must surrender his or her heart to Jesus. He or she must follow after those who call on the name of Christ out of a pure heart. Every youth must take the study of the word of God seriously, live a prayerful life and shun evil association. It is God’s will to see you enjoy a life of freedom from lust. Take necessary steps to Christ and be free.

Quote

 Solomon lusted after women.

Challenge

Keep yourself pure.

Prayer for today

Father, in mercy, free me from youthful lust, in Jesus’ name.

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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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