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The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 11 June 2024 – Lust Of The Eyes Leads To Sin

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TOPIC: Lust Of The Eyes Leads To Sin

READ: Genesis 3:6-7 (NKJV)

  1. So when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make [one] wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
  2. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.


The text today carefully and clearly reveals to us how Eve allowed her sight to lead her into sin. She lusted after the forbidden fruit after the serpent had suggested to her to eat it against God’s instruction. She did not stop at that, she equally gave it to her husband to eat and their eyes were opened thereafter. The opening of their eyes was not for good but to their shame and sorrow. It all started with just a look at the forbidden fruit but the result was disastrous; they became shamefully naked!

Beloved, beware of the lust of the eye; not all things are good for your life. The Christian life commands careful selection of what is good and godly in the midst of several choices. Not every dress is good for you just as you need to watch what you eat and where you go. Some things may appear harmless but they can be very destructive in the long run. Beware of the lust of the eyes!

PRAYER: Dear God, help me to keep away from lustful thoughts and desires in Jesus’ Name.




  1. Father in the name of Jesus, thank You for the grace to see this new day in good health and sound mind.
  2. Father, thank You for the special gift of life, many wished to see this day, but they couldn’t.
  3. Thank You Jesus for being there for us, Your children.
  4. Thank You Lord for Your plans for me this year. They are plans of good, not of evil, to give me a successful and good end.
  5. Father, please forgive me all my known and unknown sins, and give me power to overcome sin and its lustful desires, in Jesus’ name.
  6. You, my sight, henceforth I will not allow you to lead me to sin, in Jesus’ name
  7. Devil, no matter how cunning you may be, you will not win the battle over my life, in Jesus’ name.
  8. All the activities of lust at work in my life, I put you to death, in Jesus’ name.
  9. By the grace of God, devil’s plot of shame and sorrow against me will not stand, in Jesus’ name.
  10. Father Lord, help me to keep away from lustful thoughts and desires in Jesus’ name.
  11. LORD, help us to get it right in Nigeria, and let Your perfect will be enforced on us in Jesus’ name.
  12. Heavenly Father, let Your peace reign in this country,
  13. Whether the devil likes it or not, I will make heaven and receive my eternal rewards in Jesus’ Name.
  14. This is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
  15. Personal and family prayer requests.
  16. Confession: God bless the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), God bless the Universal Church, and bless our country Nigeria -1 Chronicles 17:27.
  17. Thank You Lord for answered prayers, in Jesus’ Mighty Name we pray. Amen.