Desires


WORTHY THOUGHT: Why is it so difficult for God’s people to get along?

Often times the wars among us are caused by wars within us; selfishness, worldliness, and pride. These quarrels result from evil desires within us.

For they seek their own interests, not those of Jesus. 

– Philippians 2:21 ESV

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth

 – Colossians 3:2 ESV 

When there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.   

– Proverbs 13:10

Are we being prideful trying to please ourselves even if it hurts someone else? 

In the Book of Genesis; Abraham loves God. Abraham was obedient to God and he cared deeply and prayed for his nephew Lot. Abraham was separated from sin and considered a friend of God. God blessed Abraham richly. (Genesis 2:23). 

Abraham’s nephew Lot, also believes in God but was selfish, prideful and a friend of the world. Lot’s life ended in very sad circumstances. (Genesis 13:1-13)

We must be careful since Satan knows how to use pride to defeat us just like he defeated Eve. (Genesis 3:1-6)

Ask God to help you get rid of your selfishness, worldly desire’s and pride, trust Him to give you what you really need. There is nothing wrong with wanting a pleasurable life. God gives us good gifts that He wants us to enjoy. God’s rich bounty is good for us. But it is wrong to seek pleasure and desires that keeps us from pleasing God.

               ~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

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