For I had not known lust: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

For I had not known lust:

This portion of Romans 7, has caused me concern and confusion for 35 years.  I have always thought of “lust”, as a sexual problem and not much else.

In my studies lately I’ve discovered “lust” is an “I” problem.  In my post:  MY LUST SHALL BE SATISFIED:  I tried to explain.

Exodus 15:9
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.”

All these “I’s”, spell nothing, but “selfishness”.

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(We build large monuments in hopes to be remembered).

I realized we  are born this way.  Try taking a toy from a child:  Mine, mine, mine… Is the familiar refrain.

It is the way of Natural Man.  It was the beginning of original sin.  The lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.

We again find “selfishness”, “lust” and “envy”, raising it’s ugly head in the desert, God had  given them Manna.  They didn’t need to prepare the soil, weed, water or plant. 

Just harvest.   Yet they wanted more.  (We always want more).   Flesh.

He heareth your murmurings

This shall be, when the Lord shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the Lord heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him:

God answered their request.

Psalm 106:14-16
King James Version (KJV)
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.  And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.  They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the Lord.”

They “lusted exceedingly”, “envied Moses and Aaron”.  He sent leanness into their soul.

Romans 7:7
King James Version (KJV)
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.”

We must learn not to “covet”, to “lust” after or to “envy” others.  Be content with our lot in life, with our mate, our ministry, our calling, our gifts.

Be faithful in all things, honest, upright, just.  Trusting as we walk in the Spirit, that the Lord will deliver us from our “lust”.

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Timothy 4:18
King James Version (KJV)
And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

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3 thoughts on “For I had not known lust: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

  1. This was really well said. I try to make this point too. Lust is about coveting, envy, desiring what is not ours to have, not necessarily sexual sin. People have a hard time understanding that and it’s shame because it causes a lot of unnecessary grief.

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