“When you give in to temptation, it’ll be because desire has overcome reason in the struggle to influence your will” – Chuck Swindoll
The Apostle Paul explained this common struggle we all have within ourselves in his letter to the church in Rome written around 57 A.D.
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
You know when i think about this spiritual warfare battle, Satan only has access to us through what we permit him to by way of our thoughts and desires we engage in that are contrary to God.
Here’s the thing, our desires for sex, money, & stuff isn’t bad in and of itself, it’s just that we have to have the right order. Satan, the god of this world has always aimed to distort and corrupt God’s order. It started in Genesis 3
God desires for us to be fruitful and multiply BUT this was directed at a MARRIED couple – MAN & WOMAN. We work for money in order to take care of our families and when we can afford nice things we get them, which is fine.
BUT, if we let lustful desires over power us, and allow ourself to be enticed by the lusts of our eyes, the lusts of our sinful nature, and the pride of life, we’ll pevert everything that God created us for and bring upon ourselves curses that will affect our children.
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
If we can just desire Him first and delight ourselves in His ways exercising contentment & patience, He’ll provide everything we need and much much more.
The reason why people don’t want to do it God’s way is because they’re not hearing & seeing God’s way! Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
We live in modern day Babylon and our mindset has to CONSTANTLY be renewed in areas that we thought were kool and transformed to the mind of Christ.
We are not living for our own selfish pleasures to be filled by God, that’s a Satanic notion that God is not responsible for. God doesn’t tempt man with evil. See James 1:13
Jesus sacrificed his life for us! That’s love! He didn’t have to but he did! Jesus created this whole world and had all power in his hands but CHOSE to take upon himself all of the sins of the world and die a criminals death. For this, God raised Jesus from the dead and now we can call upon his name which holds power and authority in Heaven and in earth.
Thank God for the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ!
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Other Scripture references: Gen 3, Rom 7:14-15, Psa 37:4-5, Mat 6:33, 2 Cor 10:3-6, Jam 1:13
May the Lord be with you,
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