The Problem of Lust
31 October 2021 PM – Genesis 34 – Gen2021 – Scott Childs
Introduction: At our last youth activity, I challenged the young people from (James 1:14-15) “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” I pointed out that we each have our OWN lust that is unique to us. Some have a lust to win at any cost. Others have a lust peer acceptance. Some have a lust for power. Young women often have a lust for attention. Many men have a lust for sexual pleasure or pornography. Wives often have a lust to control their husbands. Children have a lust for independence. We each have our OWN personal lust; many times, we have more than one lust that constantly pulls us in the direction of sin.
As we unroll the scroll of Genesis once again, we will find in Genesis 34 a major problem with lust.
Transition: We are going to examine the lusts of four individuals or groups so that we can learn how to flee from similar lusts.
Dinah lusted for pleasure and acceptance (v.1)