|I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
|If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour’s door;
|Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.
|For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.
|For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.
|Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
|But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
|1 Corinthians 9:23-27
|And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
|Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
|And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
|I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
|But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
|Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
|Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
|Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
|And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
|If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
|Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
|For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
|1 Timothy 6:6-12
|But godliness with contentment is great gain.
|For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
|And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
|But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
|For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
|But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
|Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
|Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
|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.
|1 Peter 2:11
|Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
|1 John 2:15-17
|Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
|For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
|And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
|1 John 3:7-11
|Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
|He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
|Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
|In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
|For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.