Fleshly Desires

This is a subsidiary post of Temptation.

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Of course, not all desire is corrupt.  This list, however, refers to those that are.

An asterisk at the beginning of the citation indicates a synonymous expression for “fleshly desire.”

*Mark 4:18, 19 – “…the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things…”

Galatians 5:16, 17  –  “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.  For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.”

Galatians 5:24  –  “Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

Ephesians 2:1, 2, 3  –  “And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.  Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.”  –  Note well that a corrupt desire can emanate from the mind as well as the flesh.

*1 Timothy 5:11, 12  –  “…for when they feel sensual desires in disregard of Christ…”

*Titus 2:11-14  –  “…instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires…”

*1 Peter 4:3  –  “For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.”

2 Peter 2:4-11  –  “…then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority…”

2 Peter 2:18-19  –  “For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

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