My flesh demands to have whatever it is lusting for at any particular moment—and it is not a quiet demand. My flesh feels that it has a right to whatever it wants because I work so hard and I deserve to be rewarded, to be happy.
My flesh knows all the right words to say.
My flesh never desires to praise the Lord—it only wants to be comforted. My flesh doesn't hunger after the Word of God—it would prefer that I read a good book. It would rather I attend a Bible study on forgiveness, than actually to forgive.
Like eating candy, my flesh prefers a quick fix.
I have to decide, what will I live for?
"…so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God,"(1Peter 4:2 NASB).
My flesh wants what it wants, but giving in to it will only result in poor health—physically, financially and spiritually.
I do not want to go around with a spiritual mouth full of rotten teeth because I've only consumed what is "sweet" and ignored what my spirit needs to grow and to be strong.
How about you?
Dear Father God,
As we feed on the rich, thick meat of Your Word, may you increase our appetite for You. Give us the strength to make the wise choice to deny our flesh.
In Jesus' Name,
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