Causes of Backsliding 3- Being in LUST

2 Timothy 4:10 – For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world…


Demas deserted Paul because he loved the world. If you love somebody, you will eventually gravitate towards that person. This explains why young ladies will leave their loving parents and marry virtual strangers. Love and lust is one of the reasons for that gravitational pull.

I once saw a baby snake in my garden. It looked very much like an ordinary worm but it was definitely a snake. So i said to myself, if i don’t kill it, it will oneday kill me. Then i decided to kill it now.

That is how we must deal with some earthly desires. Kill them now when they are small and harmless. Because they will surely destroy you when they grow and develop.

Loving the world, its money, its women, its men, its glitter,- you find yourself gravitating towards these things.

SOLUTION: It is therefore important to have love for God first in your heart before any other thing.

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