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Command 7: Do Not Lust

Command 7: Do Not Lust

“… Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell”  (Matthew 5:29–30).

Study Question

Since losing one eye or one hand will not conquer lust, why did Jesus give such a command?

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Character Quality

Self-control is instant obedience to the initial promptings of God’s Spirit.

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Bible Verses for Meditation

Additional Bible verses that support Christ’s command: Do Not Lust

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