1 Corinthians 6:12 (Amplified Bible)Everything is permissible for me, but not all things are beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything [and brought under its power, allowing it to control me].
1 John 2:16 KJVFor 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.
Lust Of The Eyes Meaning
Lust Of The Eyes Examples
Genesis 3:6 KJVAnd when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Exodus 20:17 KJVThou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
How To Overcome Lust Biblically
James 1:13-15 KJVLet 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 Corinthians 9:27 (NIV)I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.
Psalm 119:37 KJVTurn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
How To Overcome Lust Bible Verses
- Job 31:1 KJV I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
- Matthew 5:27-29 KJV Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:  But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.  And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
- Luke 9:23 KJV And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
- Romans 6:1-2 KJV What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?  God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
- Romans 6:12-14 KJV Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.  For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
- 1 Corinthians 6:18-19 KJV Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
- 2 Corinthians 7:1 KJV Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Prayer Against Lust Of The Eyes
- Father, thank You for Your Holy Spirit which You have given me to empower me overcome the lust of the eyes, in the Name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit of God, I ask that You fill me to the brim and empower me to overcome every form of lust in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, as I make efforts to discipline myself and bring my body under subjection to Your Spirit, lend me a helping hand and enable me overcome lust, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Lord Jesus, help me to fix my eyes on You daily and not on every lustful thing around me, Amen.
- Holy Spirit of God, occupy my mind with Godly thoughts daily. Even when I come across lustful things during day, let my focus not be taken away from You. Amen.
- Precious Holy Spirit, I ask that You empower me to die daily to my flesh. More of You and less of me. All these I ask in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. Amen!
Final Words On Overcoming Lust Of The Eyes
Hebrews 12:4 (NIV)In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
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