"But the desires of the FLESH seem to be those grosser and more sensual lusts and passions which are connected, so to speak, with the lower part of our nature. The desires of the MIND are those which are connected with its higher qualities."
"Enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures."
Titus 3:3 by Thomas Watson
Lust is an inordinate desire or impulse, provoking the soul to the gratifying of its carnal desires. Aristotle calls them 'brutish lusts' because when lusts are violent, they will not let reason or conscience be heard; but a man is carried rutishly to the satisfying of the flesh.
Men are enslaved by their drunken lusts. Though death is in the cup, they will drink it up. One having almost lost his eye-sight, the physician told him there was no cure for him, unless he would leave off his excessive drinking. "Then," replied he, "farewell sweet light!"
Men are enslaved by their impure lusts. Men are said to "burn in lusts," Romans 1:27. The apostle intimates that lust is a kind of fever. Feverish heats are not more deadly to the body, than lust is to the soul. O what folly is it—for a drop of pleasure to drink a sea of wrath!