Lusting Like an Atheist

This will be a  PG-13 reading.

The lure of lust in part is its secrecy. You can do it right inside your head and no one will know the difference. You might even physically act on it and never get caught – so you think.

But it’s still lust and it is still wrong because Jesus said so (Matt. 5:27-30).

You have probably heard someone say: “It’s only wrong if you get caught.”


There is something terribly and tragically short-sighted with this naive statement.

It’s blatantly atheistic.

“If we had…….., would God not find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.” Ps. 44:20-21

“They eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good.” Pr. 15:3

There is no such thing as secrecy because God is here, there and everywhere (Psalms 139: 7-12). There’s no place to hide. When a person sits down at a computer and desires and acts on the body of a woman/man that doesn’t belong to him/her, God is there and He sees.

If you are a Christian then you are indwelt by the Spirit of the living God. Which is probably why you are so miserable when you do sin.

Would you lust and act on it if someone else were in the room watching you? Why then do you lust, because God is always in the room.

This is how delusional sin makes us. Not only does it make us do things against God and others, but it makes us act like atheists. It makes us do things as though God were not in our heads and in the  room.

If you really thought Jesus was in the room would you covet, hate, conspire, lust and masturbate, cheat, steal, etc?

He is in the room and you can’t kick Him out because He owns it all and He owns you.

So the next time your flesh urges you to lust and you cave because no one will know, remember, God is there and He knows.

So don’t sin against God and act like an atheist. Let God’s presence motivate you to fight sin.

And if you fail, confess your sins, because He is faithful and just to forgive them (1 John 1:9).


About brentprentice

Brent is the lead pastor and one of the Elders at Eagle Heights in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He has been married to Lacey for 14 years and together they love two sons, Luke and Elijah, and a daughter, Bella.

Posted on May 24, 2012, in Atheism, Manhood and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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