Seven Deadly Sins! Do you know them?
When people think of lust they usually think immediately of sexual needs and wants but lust originally means desire. The uncontrollable desire for something not only sexual pleasures. Someone can lust or desire money, power, or even fame. Lust is not only a desire for something like fame, money, or power but an intense desire for those things.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 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, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
The word Gluttony itself means to swallow or gulp down. It is a misplaced, uncontrollable desire for food so much so that one would deny it to the people in need of food. Gluttony is an over-indulgence and over-consumption of drinks, food, and wealthy items that are excess and of no need or purpose.
Proverbs 23:20-21 Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.
Greed is also known as coveteous. Like the two sins above, it is a sin of excess. It is a desire and pursue of material possessions. Greed is also seen as the behavior of a person that has qualities of disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, or treason. Greed is for personal gain sometimes even through bribery. Scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, through means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that could be inspired by greed.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
Sloth is physical and spiritual laziness. Being a sloth means that you reject the concept of grace and God. It is also the lack of spiritual development. Being sloth could also mean not acting or doing something you are supposed to like when evil exists and no good is being done to stop it.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
Wrath is also known as rage, uncontrollable feelings of anger and hatred for something or someone even. It can cause self-destruction and violence to take place. Wrath can manifest in various different ways even after the person is dead, even into revenge. Wrath is also seen as an internal problem sometimes that can lead to suicide as the last resort.
James 1:20 For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Envy as we know it, is a more intense version of jealousy. It is the feeling of discontent towards someone or someone’s character. What separates envy from jealousy is that envy desires to be that entity or covet what they have. Envy is even spoken of in the 10 Commandments by not coveting what others have.
Proverbs 14:30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.
Pride is always known as the downfall of man. It is believed to be the original and most deadliest of the seven deadly sins because it can destroy man in a matter of seconds and cause division at the same time. It is known as the source of all of the other six deadly sins. Pride is an excess of love that one has for themselves that condemns the person next to them.
2 Corinthians 10:12 Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.