Matthew 6:21 … For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
What is it that you are chasing in the hopes of finding satisfaction?
Are you investing time and money in viewing pornography in the hopes of fulfilling the desires of the flesh? There is a glaring problem with this pursuit. The desires of the flesh can never be truly satisfied. You may find momentary satisfaction, but soon you will be empty again.
Psalm 37:4 … Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm of David)
In the persons of God, Father, Son, and Spirit; in the perfections of God, His power, goodness, faithfulness, wisdom, love, grace, and mercy; in His works of creation, providence, and redemption; in His word, His Gospel, the truths and ordinances of it; in His house, and the worship of it; and in His people, the excellent in the earth, in whom was all the delight of the psalmist; and each of these afford a field of delight and pleasure, to attend unto, contemplate, and meditate upon. – John Gill
If we follow the writing of David, we find happiness in the things of God. To take it a bit further, with reference to the teaching of the great English preacher John Gill, we should be consumed with God. As Gill says, the Father, the Son and the Spirit. Their power, goodness, wisdom, etc. If we live a life with this type of passion for God, we leave ourselves no room for feeding our lustful desires.
Jeremiah 29:13 … You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Renowned French Theologian John Calvin wrote, ‘seeking God with all your heart; does not design perfection, but integrity and sincerity.’
The prophet Jeremiah, reinforces the thought of putting our whole heart into the pursuit of God. And as Calvin says, this type of seeking does not guarantee perfection, but sets us on a good course of integrity and sincerity.
So what shall we do with these teachings? Are we to dig deep every day into the Word of God and get on our knees regularly in prayer? If we do, in turn our passion for God grows and we have less time for those fleshly passions. But more importantly, we have less desire for those passions.
Matthew 6:33 … But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
by Be Free in Christ