Daily Devotional: February 17

Scripture: 1 John 2:15-17

“Lust thrives in privacy and isolation, and lustful people often feel shame, which also motivates them to keep their struggles hidden from others. But when we hide our sin and deny it, we cannot confess it or deal with it. This means lust’s remedy requires community, openness, and accountability … The best advice, then, for resisting lust is not to get an Internet filter (although you should do that too!), but to have good friends. If we have genuine friendships in which we learn to give and receive love in a healthy and satisfying way, we will be less inclined to wander off looking for sham substitutes and quick fixes.” ~ Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung

Prayer: Jesus, help me to to find a community in the community you are forming, the church, who remind me of your great love that far surpasses any lust I could have for the world. Root me in meaningful relationships centred on you. Amen.

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