Sexual sin loves an idle mind. In this lab, John Piper not only warns about the danger of boredom, but calls us to holy productivity as a way to fight lust.
Some questions to ask as you read and study:
- Have you found a connection in your own life between laziness and vigilance against sexual sin?
- What are the six steps in the strategy ANTHEM? Why is “move” a fitting final step?
- Boredom is tough terrain to fight sexual temptation. What will free time look like this week? What will you do with that time to stay active?
Six Steps for Defeating Lust (ANTHEM)
Step 1: Avoid all possible temptation.
Step 2: Say, “No!” to every lustful thought.
Step 3: Turn your eyes towards Christ.
Step 4: Hold onto a promise from God.
Step 5: Enjoy Jesus more than sinful pleasure.
Step 6: Move away from idleness and find something to do.