Top 11 Bible Verses To Fight Lust

The Word of God has power (Rom 1:16; 1 Cor 1:18).  Therefore we need to tap the power of God’s Word in order to fight temptation and lusting. So here are 11 Bible verses that can help you fight lust and defeat it where you meet it.
Study the following 11 Bible verses to fight lust and continue to keep your eyes on the Lord and not on temptation.

bible verses to fight lust

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
- Colossians 3:5

Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes; for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.
- Proverbs 6:25-26

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
- James 1:14-15

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
- 1 Corinthians 6:18

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
- Matthew 5:48

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
- 1 Peter 2:11

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
- 1 John 2:16

“I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?
- Job 31:1

For this is the will of God, your sanctification:that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
- 2 Timothy 2:22

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
- Psalm 119:11

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Waring Against the Flesh – 1 Peter 2

There’s a war going on, and I don’t mean between two armies, but between our soul and the flesh, and this war won’t be over until we enter the kingdom, therefore the Apostle Peter said, “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul” (1 Peter 2:11). The passions of the flesh can get us if we’re not diligently seeking the Lord in prayer and in His Word.

Putting to Death – Romans 8

Living according to the flesh is just how most of the unsaved world lives, but for believer, we are told that “if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live” (Romans 8:13).  Some have gone on to be with the Lord early since they did not resist the temptations of the flesh, and the consequences of those sins of the flesh were drastic, so we must put them to death by the power of God’s Spirit.

Covenantal Eyes – Job 31

This verse has helped many men and women overcome their addiction to pornography.  They’ve memorized it so that when they are tempted, they can quote, “I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin” (Job 31:1)?  It really does work. Make a covenant with your eyes, and the moment you see sexually explicit images, look away and remember that covenant you have with your eyes.

Be Ye Holy – 1 Peter 1

God’s people are called to live in holiness because God is holy.  We are to be like Christ and not like the world, so we must come out of this world, “Since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16).  While we must remain in the world, we don’t have to be part of the world.  Coming out of the world’s sins is commanded of all believers.  Since God is holy, so must we strive to be holy.

Breaking Addictions – Galatians 5

The way we can break addictions is to have a renewed mind (Romans 12:1-2) and allow the power of God’s Spirit to help us avoid temptations like “envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:21).  We all fall into sin, but we don’t practice those things day after day.  We need to break away from these things (“envy, drunkenness, orgies”) and trust in God’s power to help us overcome them because those who practice such things will not be inheriting the kingdom. We will.

Fighting Lust

Fighting lust can be helped with an accountability partner; a trusted Christian friend who can be our prayer partner and accountability partner.  We cannot go it alone in this world.  We need one another, but of course, most of all we need God and His Word and His Spirit to help us fight against lust.