Lust will Destroy You
But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites: Of the nations concerning which the Lord said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. (1 Kings 11:1-4)
King David had walked according to God's will and fulfilled God's plans for his life. His obedience established his throne in Jerusalem as well as the lineage for Jesus’ birth.
Upon his death, David had set up his son Solomon for success. Solomon had the opportunity and potential to affect the entire earth with God’s Word.
Solomon was the wealthiest person on planet earth. He walked in wisdom and had great favor with God and man. But he allowed himself to be drawn away from God's will by his lusts.
Many have allowed lust to destroy the call of God on their lives. They chose to follow their flesh rather than the Holy Spirit. Lust has destroyed marriages, churches, callings, and careers. It damages people mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Guard what you see, say, and do and determine not to allow lust to have any place in your thoughts or life.
Practical Application – When lustful thoughts come to your mind, cast them down and replace them with thoughts about God’s Word. A few moments of physical pleasure are not worth destroying the assignment God has given you for your life.
Numbers 11:34; Mark 4:19