All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
"I have the right to do anything," you say —but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything" —but I will not be mastered by anything.
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
"I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.
And lead us not into temptation, "but deliver us from the evil one. "'
Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, "we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, "You shall not covet." [^2]
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
For everything in the world —the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life —comes not from the Father but from the world.
When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh "; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.
The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.