Friday, June 29, 2007

Flee from youthful lusts

Now flee from youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace with THOSE who call on the Lord from a PURE heart. 2 Timothy 2:22

God desires to fill our lives with righteousness, faith, love and peace.
If we walk by the spirit, we will not carry out the desires of the sinful nature and we will have peace.
God is the author of peace.
If we live by our reason and senses, we will go astray but if we rely on the spirit of God, he will lead us on the paths of peace.

The bible tells us that the righteous man will live by faith.
How do we get faith? Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of Christ. Read the Bible and ask God to speak to you.
Obey his commandments and you will find God filling your heart with love.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ, Repent, turn from your sins and turn to God. Confess your sin and be willing to forsake them and believe in the Lord Jesus, make him your Lord and savior. Read the Bible and follow Jesus as his disciple, every day of your life.

Run from anything that would stimulate youthful lusts in your flesh. Nowadays, television, movies, magazines etc. are full of images that promote the flesh. Run from them, seek companionship of people who are seeking God with a Pure heart; believers who have forsaken all to follow Christ.

A pure heart is a heart which loves God one hundred percent, there is no room for any idols there, idols of self, money, pleasure, comfort, wanting one's own way, one's own reputation etc. Seek the friendship of such believers.
This is the way to grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Bible references: Romans 8: 6, John 15, Genesis 6:9, Galatians 3:11, Mark 1:15, luke 9:23, 1 Thessalonians 1:9

1 comment:

Johnnie Ruth Hamill said...

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