In my previous post I spoke about lust, and how lust doesn't have to be just a guy lusting after a lady. Lust is anything that we go after that isn't what God wants us to go after. But there is a big issue that has been brought to my attention lately that has to do specifically with lust. I will explain with a story from my own experience.
A friend and I were really into this TV show where the main character had his shirt off most the time. My friend and I would look forward to each new episode, and after we had finished watching the show we sat and talked about how hot this guy was. One time after we had watched the show and talked about this attractive man we went online to find more pictures of this guy and drool over his body.
What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word "lust"?
I think many of us think of a man drooling inappropriately over a woman... Or if you're me, maybe the color red.... (honestly, that's what popped into my mind!)
How is lust defined? The Greek word most commonly used in the New Testament is epithymia which is defined as "desire, craving, longing, desire for what is forbidden, lust."