Posts Tagged ‘ Desire ’

VerseD: Galatians 5:24

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 5:24, ESV

Jesus did not want to die, but He did want us more.

We show we love God and others when we give Him our sinful (or merely inconsequential) wants and desires each moment, instead focusing on knowing and sharing His Gospel.

VerseD: Psalm 37:4

Delight yourself in the Lord , and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4, ESV

As we draw near to God more and more, our desire becomes more and more for God. (But He also likes giving us gifts!)

VerseD: Matthew 6:21

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21, ESV

Our desires point towards our destination: are we more focused on what we can get or on Who provides for all our needs? Do we strive for wealth or for righteousness?

VerseD: James 1:14

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
James 1:14, ESV

Our greatest temptations are for things we like or want most. Watch yourself, with the help of The Helper, and learn self-control.

VerseD: Psalm 19:9-10

the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.
Psalm 19:9‭-‬10, ESV

God’s Word rejuvenates the soul, increases wisdom, and guides us to salvation through Jesus Christ. Seek and trust our Savior above all else.

VerseD: Psalm 42:2

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
Psalm 42:2, ESV

What is your greatest desire?
If it is not God, seek Him first.
If it is God, seek Him all the harder!
And share His love, grace, and truth with others.

VerseD: 1 John 2:15-16

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
1 John 2:15‭-‬16 ESV

Love the people of ther world through word and action.

Reject the sinful desires of the world (things, wealth, sex, violence, death), instead pursuing God and His righteousness.

VerseD: Psalm 119:2

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,
Psalm 119:2, ESV

True happiness is found in knowing and obeying God and His Word. Make this your driving passion in life. All else is secondary.

Psalm 42:2

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?
Psalm 42:2, NASB

Our driving passion in life should be seeking out God and His righteousness. We should long to be with His Church and worship together as we await Christ’s return.

VerseD: 1 John 2:15-16

Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
1 John 2:15‭-‬16, NASB

Love your neighbor, but do not desire his things. Love your neighbor, but do not desire her. Love your neighbor, but do not seek authority.