THE ULTIMATE GOAL
LIFE 'IN' JESUS CHRIST
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
6/21/2020 0 Comments
Hopefully, by now, you are in the 'habit', of taking time in the day for a 'devotion' stop. Hopefully, you now do this because you know the value of doing so. Meeting at the beginning of any day with the Lord, is TRUE WISDOM. Remember:
Proverbs 3:13-18 - Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding. [Read More...audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html] THEREFORE:
First for this morning and on-going, my 'continuing prayer', for this series and more, is found in Ephesians 3:14-21, to wit: [audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html]
'14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.'
Now, be sure to keep up with a few posts relevant to and in conjunction with our new bi-monthly Tues/Thurs Series, which began June 9-11, 2020, and is on-going. Why is this important now? Because 'the three temptations' to sin for anyone leads to where we are now - America Burning, Again! The 'series' continues.
From Where I Sit...What if...…..How Did We Get Back Here, 'America Burning!' 'Again!?' - Bi-monthly Tue/Thurs Post Part I, 1, June 9, 2020
From Where I Sit...What if...…..How Did We Get Back Here, 'America Burning!' 'Again!?' - Bi-monthly Tue/Thurs Part I, Post 2, June 11, 2020
My friends, we have Three Temptations of Sin: Lust of the Flesh, [June 14, 2020]; Lust of the Eyes, [June 21, 2020], and the Pride of Life. [June 28, 2020]
When understood, you will see why we are in the condition we are in throughout the world, even now. Let us learn, that we are not 'deceived'. Amen. Amen.
What is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life? Simply stated, these are the three temptations to sin that every human will experience. Now let’s examine these three temptations to sin that every human will experience, one at a time.
We read about these three temptations in First John:audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:16). Today, What is the Lust of the Eyes?
The lust of the eyes is that temptation to look upon things we shouldn’t look upon, or to have things that we shouldn’t have. In other words, it is to cast our eyes upon something with desire or pleasure, even though God has told us through His Word, the Holy Bible, not to look upon those things.
The sin of 'coveting' is a prime example of the result of succumbing to the lust of the eyes. We rarely hear of the sin of coveting in today’s time, but “thou shalt not covet” was the 10th commandment that God gave to the Israelites.
To covet means to have a yearning or a strong desire to have something that rightfully belongs to someone else. “That’s not fair that he has such a beautiful wife. I want her as my wife,” is a prime example. Other examples of the lust of the eyes include looking at pornography, desiring others’ material possessions, status, appearance, etc. It’s the recognition that something sinful has visual appeal, and then wanting it for the sake of it’s visual appeal.
Consider this passage in Second Samuel with regards to King David and Bathsheba, the woman with whom David would soon commit adultery: audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
“And it came to pass in an evening-tide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon” (2 Samuel 11:2; emphasis SMQ). audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Now, compare Joseph's response to Potiphar's wife, found at Genesis Chapter 39.
audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Yes, 'flee' from a person who is 'looking at you', with the 'lust of the eyes', which will lead to - 'the lust of the flesh', we learned about on June 14, 2020. They [temptations] ALL TIE TOGETHER!
On our next post 'P', on Sunday, June 28, 2020 we will take a look at - the 'pride of life'. Thank you for returning. Amen. Amen.
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