"I have often told young people that they must fight fire with fire. The fire of lust's pleasures must be fought with the fire of God's pleasures. If we try to fight the fire of lust with prohibitions and threats alone — even the terrible warnings of Jesus — we will fail. We must fight it with a massive promise of superior happiness. We must swallow up the little flicker of lust's pleasure in the conflagration of holy satisfaction. When we "make a covenant with our eyes," like Job did (Job 31:1), our aim is not merely to avoid something erotic, but also to gain something excellent. . . .
The key is the power of promises. When we are entranced by the preciousness of them and the magnificence of them, the effect is liberation from the lusts, which are, in fact, not precious and not magnificent. . . .
What can free us from [these lusts]? Compelling, inspiring, enthralling Truth. The truth of God's precious and magnificent promises that expose the lie of lust in the light of God's all-surpassing glory" (336f).
Whether it's lust or some other besetting sin ... "we must swallow up the little flicker of [our besetting sin's] pleasure in the conflagration of holy satisfaction."