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The goal for us is not just to put an end to our lust, but it is to turn our hearts from lust for someone or something into worship of Jesus. All sin stems from the worship of false gods. Paul Tripp says that “Sin causes us to assign to ourselves the wisdom, strength, and righteousness we do not have. Sin causes us to dethrone God and enthrone ourselves.” We take Jesus off the throne and put ourselves, someone else, or something else in his place. That’s why Solomon said at the end of Ch. 7 in verse 25, “Don’t let your heart turn aside to her ways. don’t stray onto her paths.”
Today I want to invite you to turn your heart back to Jesus. You don’t need to just stop looking at pornography or lusting after someone you can’t have. You need to start looking more at Jesus. Only he can fill that longing in your soul, only he can give you everlasting satisfaction, only Jesus is worthy of our worship, and he has made himself available. Lust says you have to have what’s in front of you, but the grace that comes through Jesus says you are free to have something much better…and that is Jesus himself.