The Passions of the Flesh!
“Do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:27
The hungry and thirsts for righteousness cannot be satisfied with anything the world may offer but only with God’s word. I know we wait and wonder why God would not allow us to love the world or anything in the world that he created and gave us dominion over it. The answer lies around your destiny, your heart’s desire, and God’s will for you.
Samson was born a Nazarene unto God; God sent him to deliver his people from the Philistines’ hands, but his appetite for strange women makes him go astray. A man who crushed the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass but was destroyed by his desire and deceitfulness of the Philistine woman. Because of the desires, he had for sin, i.e., the lust of the flesh, he lost his divine purpose in life.
1 John 2:16 says, “For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.”
Instead of Samson destroying the enemies of God, he died with the enemies. Samson’s heart desire in the world collides with God’s will in the world. The world is full of evil desires that are destructive and destructive to the soul of humankind and their destiny. That’s why 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
Whatever the enemy offer in the world is always a threat to the destiny of humankind. Don’t allow your hearts to be trapped and distracted from God’s will. Eschew greediness and all forms of worldliness to reach the everlasting blessing and inheritance of God. Therefore, ask for the grace to pursue God’s things and His righteousness. Like Abraham, we are looking for that city whose builder and maker is God himself. James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
1. Lord, may I not fall by the wayside.
2. Psalm 54:4; Surely God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul in Jesus’ name.