Brothers and sisters, we must not allow our increasingly pornographic culture to draw us away from our call to holiness.

We must not allow sensuality to drug us so that, like Samson, we do not know that the Lord has departed from us. What a terrible, terrible epitaph!

Lust makes God fade from our view, and along with that goes a concern for his holiness.

Our sensual minds then form incredible rationalizations, and we lose all sense of who we are and the inevitable consequences.

We become failures, for we become like immoral Esau whose sensual fixation drove him to sell his magnificent calling for a simple meal. The Christian ministry is littered with Esaus.

Kent Hughes, Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome