What are lusts of the world?

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The Bible counsels that Christians should avoid the lusts of the world. What are these fleshy lusts and how do we overcome them?


Babatope Babalobi  babalobi@yahoo.com    +2348035897435

 1 Peter 2 vs 11:11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us

 lusts of the world

What are fleshy lusts?

  1. Listening to worldly music on romance, sex and dating
  2. Watching pornography
  3. Addition to masturbation
  4. Gluttony – Over eating
  5. Drunkenness – Excessive love for alcoholic drinks
  6. Unbridled fashion
  7. Crass materialism – Acquiring every latest tech
  8. Obsessive consumerism
  9. Accumulating luxuries instead of needs
  10. Sexual obsession/perversion including Illicit sex, Premarital sex,Extra marital sex, Homosexuality – lesbianism, Gays, Transgender, Bisexuals,Rape, and Oral se
  11. Evil communication- Addiction to worldly movies
  12. Drug addiction -Heroin, cocaine, India hemp, and Cigarette smoking
  13. Greed, covetous, stealing.
  14. Gossip, envy, malice, talkativeness
  15. Human wisdom and theology.

Categories of fleshly lusts

  1. Satisfying the brain through evil information and human wisdom
  2. Satisfying the body to look more charming, elegant and beautiful
  3. Satisfying the ear by listening to evil communication
  4. Satisfying the eyes by watching things that pollute the spirit
  5. Satisfying the sexual organs outside marriage
  6. Satisfying the mouth by talking all day
  7. Satisfying the tongue by gossiping all day
  8. Satisfying the throat by smoking, overeating and over drinking
  9. Satisfying the hands by touching what you don’t have a right to touch
  10. Satisfying your tongue, legs , fingers through illicit sexual sensations


  • Fire of God destroy my flesh in Jesus name.

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