The main cause of corruption and destruction, the one thing that will cause many people to end up in hell is LUST. It is the lust of people that drive them to sin. It is lust that causes people to destroy other people, to destroy the world. Lust causes the corruption of the world and of people. The one thing that we have to get rid of if we want to enter the kingdom of heaven, is LUST.
I read the words of the apostle Peter in Peter 1:4-11
"For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the DIVINE NATURE, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by LUST."
The world is corrupted by LUST.
Verse 5 "Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, 6and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, 7and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. 8For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. 10Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, YOU WILL NEVER STUMBLE;"
We have to get rid of LUST. We have to control ourselves and focus on Jesus Christ, on doing His will or else our lust will consume us.
The apostle James wrote in James 4:1-10 "1What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? 2You LUST and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. 3You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. 4You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”? 6But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.” 7Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you."
We have to get rid of LUST, of selfishness, of the desires of the flesh that drive men to SIN, to destroy others, to destroy the world, to commit sin, to kill others, to commit adultery, to take that which belongs to other people. Lust destroys people. We have to humble ourselves before the Lord, repent of lust and contain ourselves, practice self-control, focus on Jesus Christ and yearn after Him, desire the kingdom of God and His righteousness and He will add all the things that we need. But if we do not get rid of LUST and escape the the corruption that is in this world through lust we ourselves will be consumed and destroyed, we will PERISH.
May Jesus bless you.