CONTACT ME TODAY!
WISDOM FOR TODAY
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Wanted: Dead and Alive
Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.—Psalm 119: 37
It is interesting how charming the vain things of the world can become to us.
God placed Adam and Eve in the garden and said, “Of all of the trees that are in the garden, you may freely eat. There is only one tree that you are not to eat from, and that’s the tree that is in the midst of the garden. In the day that you eat of it, you will surely die.” And what tree did Eve find most attractive? Which one did she feel drawn to? The forbidden tree.
Evil is alluring, attractive—and utterly deceptive. People are drawn to the forbidden because they believe, wrongly, that it will bring satisfaction and contentment. “If I just had that, then I’d be completely happy.” The reality is, however, that when we chase after what is forbidden, we’re left feeling emptier than before.
**Temporal excitements never last long.
God honors our choices. If we choose to pursue fleshly experiences, hoping to find satisfaction, God will honor that decision. But when we are ready to lay aside fleshly pursuits and walk after the things of the Spirit, God will honor that choice as well.
*Wise is the man who, like David, prays for God’s help. “Guard my eyes, Lord. Make me dead to fleshly temptations. Make me alive to Your ways.”
Father, turn us from the pursuit of empty things that offer only false promises of satisfaction. May we be dead to the flesh and alive to You, that we might fellowship with You and shine like the stars forever and ever. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Sent from my iPad
Search For More Articles
Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. —Colossians 2: 15 Jesus won a decisive battle on the cross. Through His obedience, He defeated Satan and opened our prison doors. So great was that victory, that even today, two thousand years later, Satan is still defeated,…Read More
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father… —1 Thessalonians 1: 3 Paul commended the Thessalonians for a few things. First of all, he talks about their work of faith. They didn’t work out of a…Read More
God’s Powerful Word For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe. —1 Thessalonians 2:…Read More