The Lust Of The Eyes
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Encouraging Debt & Getting Something For Nothing
• Banks and money-lending agencies advertise offers of large loans saying "Take The Waiting Out Of Wanting".
Result: A rise in the number of people in debt from buying things on credit without any thought of how they are going to pay for them.
• Some shops deliberately attract customers by displaying goods in ways that make shoplifting easy
Result: A rise in shoplifting, fraud and dishonesty
• Gambling casinos, the national lottery and internet gambling also appeal to individuals' desire to get something for nothing
Result: An increase in the rates for gambling addiction.
The Temptation To Pride & The Lust For Vindication
To tempt people to pride satan holds out
• The offer of great wealth or instant fame on TV gameshows
• Adverts for beauty products that will make you look younger
• Overemphasis on status at work, academic or sporting success, and the cult of celebrity
• The need to be right or win at all costs to prove I'm better than everyone else
All these activities are part of our attempts to live our lives without reference to God, who created us for relationship with him so we might find our three crucial needs met by him.
For more on this, go to WHAT EVERYONE WANTS.