But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. ~ 1 John 3:2-3
With every passing day, my inbox fills with more men struggling with lust and calling out for help. This secret sin thrives on shame and secrecy.
But there is hope! The hope is Christ's purity. He died for our complete human nature so we can be free of eternal bondage. Jesus didn't go to the cross just for your lust - he went to the cross for your entire life.
GO DEEPER: Romans 13: 11-14
Next Step: Ready to punch through?
- First, drop the shame. You aren't in this alone. Your lust doesn't make you unworthy of God's grace.
- Next, confess your heart to a brother who will pray with you.
- When temptation knocks you down, look to Christ and know deep in your soul that forgiveness is waiting for a repentant heart, and you are pure in God's sight through Christ.