Two other areas that work closely with the adage of “sex sells” is the desire for things and the desire for status – lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

We see this with the pushing and shoving that comes every year on Black Friday and we see it with people who fall into debt who “need” what they see others have and they don’t. Pastor John Samuel Barnett shows that God warns us about these as a status of our fallen human condition to warn us to be on guard against them.
(From 2016JAN17 – SWS-09 – Lessons from Christ’s Temptation for Our Resisting the Devil’s Attacks)